Jamie's Blog

Ruby developer. CTO. Swimmer. Always trying to write more

Researcher, justify yourself!

I’m wondering whether research is the only career that gives everyone you meet the right to ask “what’s the point in that?”. No one ask’s the shelf-stacker or the professional footballer to justify there existance in the world. Does anyone question the insurance salesman or the engineer on their contribution to society? No.

On the other hand, perhaps I’m too preoccupied with the Why’s and should just focus on the What’s and How’s.