Why we became researchers…
Why did you become a researcher? For sure, there are as many different (and good) reasons as people you ask. However, when confronting some students, friends or colleagues of mine with this question, I can see a number of recurrent answers. One of them is “because I love the intellectual freedom research can give”. I tend to agree, yes, but we all know there exist some ‘constraints’, right?
Some time ago, I was preparing a presentation to encourage young students to enrol in a research career and, Google put the comic below at my fingertips. Personally, I found it both hilarious and extremely realistic…and, yes, I included it in the presentation. It is always desirable to make informed decisions!!! ;-))