Hi, everyone! I'm pursuing my bachelor's in physics and trying to figure out what direction to go as I take that to Ph.D. and into research. I'm a little conflicted on that since part of me wants to understand the nature of the universe and reality, maybe leading to things like particle physics and quantum mechanics, but another part of me wants to help make sure humanity doesn't kill itself with things like clean energy like fusion or space travel and habitation.

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@TheTaoOfTau Hi! Those are good and important things to be thinking about now, keep your mind open to potential programs you can do after your undergrad to help you figure that out before you go onto your PhD.

My advice is not worth the electrons it is written in. Nonetheless: my view is that a clever, moral, ethical person's vocation is healthiest when it is devoted to being of service to one's species and one's planet instead of one's personal interests. After several decades of your career, your conscience will be more proud of you for having helped crack real-world problems than if you had spent your time indulging in obscure things that you personally find fascinating.

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