It’s time to get a life
Today’s link is about as timely as you can get – a fellow blogger has decided to leave academia. He’s right around the age I was at when I made the decision, and his reasons for doing so echo my own. I’m sharing his description of those reasons, in his own words, both because it reminds me that I’m not alone in coming to the realization that the slim odds of a good career in science aren’t worth sacrificing the rest of your life, but also because the more voices are added to this symphony, the more likely we are to discourage other young people from making the same mistakes we did.
You can read all about his decision at http://blog.devicerandom.org/2011/02/18/getting-a-life/