Why does a medical DR… produce sales videos?? Pt4

Why does a medical DR… produce sales videos?? Pt4

 

While doing science was amazing, it wasn’t all just easy and fun like that.

As it turns out, science is actually mostly doing other things, that are not science.

Making pointless corrections to your report, protecting your reputation, trying to acquire funding for your research – and as a byproduct your own payroll.

In fact most of the highly educated scientists I worked with WOULD NOT, be granted a bank loan, in order to buy a house for example.

Since every 6 month, they had to secure new funding – they never had a secure income.

And no bank in return, would grant them a loan.

The smartest people on the earth, getting by day to day – praying that their next paper full of convoluted language would pass through the bureaucracy and let them pursue their passion for a couple of months more.

I was appalled by the way they were living their lives.

No one was more into the raw finances of it all than the professor himself.

The smartest people, stuck in phone calls with philanthropists, begging for money, instead of doing science.

 

I had enough.

I had seen enough.

The world did not need yet another scientist.

There’s enough of those already.

What science needed, was hard cash.

For me to make the biggest conceivable difference in this world, I needed to become Iron Man kind of wealthy – and invest that wealth into medical research.

And I knew just where it was needed most.

I knew where I could make a difference.

I was NOT a philanthropist, with pockets lined with dad’s old money.

I was a Medical Doctor.

If I could secure wealth, I could make sure it was spent well.

But, I was never going to achieve that kind of success as a DR.

The only way I could reach these levels would be as an entrepreneur, providing products or services so beyond my competition that success would have to be inevitable.

I had climbed one mountain.

And from the top of the mountain, my field of view was expanded.

I could see a new horizon.

But against that backdrop, there stood an even higher mountain

It had been a long toilsome journey to come up here in the first place.

I had learnt so much

 

I could stay here, and be happy – I’m sure.

Or I could risk everything, work my way all the way down to the ground

And be faced with a mountain higher than anything I ever climbed before

Without knowing if there is even a way up at all

 

I’ll have to see when I get there.

I sighed as I made up my mind.

I began the long journey down.

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