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I cannot decide what to do in my life... Help please...

Please look at this link to see my other question, no need to answer it, just look at the first paragraph, and come back...
Well, i am facing some problems, i want to become a physicist, probably particle or theoretical physicist... (I am 14 years old)
But i cannot decide, as i face some problems...
1. Physics interests me a lot, like really a lot, but i want to live a comfortable life...
2. I do not seek money, i seek the passion and love of science. (apparently my parents do.)
3. I cannot decide what to do, i am confused, even though i love physics more than anything, my parents would much rather want me to live a rather simple life, and settle my life first, and then chase such what they call "irrational dreams".

I completely understand why they are soo concerned, but i am still not content, i love science, but then i want to parents to be sure that my future is certain, as i do not come from a rich family, as i may put it...

I may become an exceptionally famous scientist, or an unrecognized scientist which to some people never lived...
I do not want to upset my parents by taking such a risky and as i may put it, 'weird job'. Even though i love it... Please put some light on my situation and what possible options i have, and how i should be clever in choosing them... Do not forget to read the question on top, as it will help in better comprehension of my situation...

Thank you for your considerate time, energy and efforts to solve my personal problems!


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  • Aug 25 2012: First of all, do what makes you happy in life. There is no point doing something which will bring you no satisfaction. As you are anticipating, the journey will be difficult. All the more reason to work diligently. Just remember that you are more than capable. That being said, do not let yourself get too high or low in your confidence, stay level and focused no matter your current situation whether good or bad. Take the advice from the people which you are asking, but remember that it is up to you to deem it fit or unfit for your use, including this piece of advice.

    I am a theoretical physics major in Canada. I also play varsity basketball which is time consuming. I am succeeding in my program as of yet. I did not know as much about Physics at age 14 that you seem to know. I am doing fine so, by comparison, you should be just fine.

    Keep happy, keep confident, keep focused, keep working and keep taking all, and using some, advice.
    • Aug 25 2012: Hello.
      I am very pleased to know that you successfully chased your dreams and got what you loved.
      I feel kind of lost, and i need a bit of guidance. I always wanted to talk to a scientist, as i believe that they can guide me the best.
      I would be nothing but grateful if you could add me on facebook so that we can have a friendly science-career based conversation online.
      Thank you for your time.
      P.S. My facebook id: akhauri.yash@gmail.com
      Link to my account: http://www.facebook.com/akhauri.yash
      Thank you (No pressure on adding me :|)

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