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I am very confused. What should i do?

Hello and thank you for taking out time to read my question :)
I always had a profound passion for electronics when i was 8 years old, i used to make circuits and think i was the best at it. Obviously, i was not. Anyway, this interest evolved into something different, a passion for physics. No longer am i interested by electronics, but what really catches my attention is quantum theory. I am extremely confused. I always wanted to do something for the society, something like Schrodinger, Albert Einstein and many other great people.
I have come to understand that i am not the person who possesses such intellectual capacity. Even though i am one of the brightest students in my school, and i am capable of getting into great universities, not exceptional. I am 14 years old currently, and sadly, i am confused. I cannot figure out what to do with my life. I know it is too soon, but i cannot imagine doing anything other than science.
I am starting to give up now, as i do not possess the "brains". I am thinking of just doing engineering and then MBA and get any highly paid jobs (

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  • Sep 25 2012: All you need is the WILL to accomplish anything and not so called "brain". The brain will work where the Will makes it work. Keep your imagination open and not limit it to science - it could be a default red-herring so keep your options open - find out by experiment, trial and error where your heart lies. Try not to jump to easy options like 'highly paid jobs' - in the pursuit of money you may well kill your will. This world needs more people in 'humanities' rather than science, math or commerce, but there is little or no money in 'humanities'.

    "Your work is to discover your work - and then with all your heart to give yourself to it"...Buddha

    "Our will is for our own good, but we do not always know what that is."...Roussou

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