When people ask me about my career ideas, a lot of times they ask, “What do you want to contribute to the world?” First of all, that’s a heavy question, but second of all, I think I lie to myself a little that what I do doesn’t matter at all.
I want a stable (preferably well-paid) position that will satisfy and stabilize my family, current and future. But ultimately, the skill I want to improve, or show off to the world, is artistic.
Or animal preservation.
Neither of those alone is well-paid. So here I am doing biology.