Part of me believes every academic is also a recovering romantic. Pursue your passions. Make good grades. Get the right letters from the right places. Adjunct. Publish. Repeat. So the story goes to tenure.
Or does it?
I've written about why I think that modus operandi no longer works elsewhere so I won't bother debating its utility here. Instead, I'd like to share some words with you from Eric Weinstein — one who was neck-deep in academia but opted to enter a booming field instead of remaining in a shrinking one.