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  1. Quartermaster
    March 12, 2020 @ 10:20 pm

    “The right way to create a young scientist who’s going to be on fire by the time they’re in college is to let them pick something, some subject, that has really excited them. If they dream of space exploration, if they dream of curing a cancer, if they dream of going to distant jungles and discovering new species — whatever their dream is, let them dream.”

    I’m near the end of STEM career, and while there is nothing wrong with dreaming, the content of the quote is essentially zero. Like it or not, STEM majors are not easy because of what you have to learn. Organic Chemistry is necessary, but it is quite difficult. The course is what winnows the numbers that can go to medical school. Math is needed for all the hard sciences (Biology is not a hard science like physics and Chemistry and Engineering (which is the application of science) and it is something you can’t escape.

    Dream if you like, but getting to where you can actually have that dream come true will require a hard slog to obtain the knowledge you need to pursue that dream.