I fully understand Matt, besides not having his prestigious position neither his brilliant mind. We both love our respective universities, keeping a profound admiration for what they represent for the society. However, we both also agree that sometimes our way of thinking and acting don't fit the way the traditional research world is moved. We love freedom of thinking with a minimal influence of external factors, but we also get upset when things happen too slow because we have a lot of formalities to deal with before having our work appropriately recognized.
|Normal working day at the lab registered by Koen Cobbaert|
After this remarkable academic period, I feel the need of changing in my heart. As my adviser said once:
"we are fundamentally educators and in order to spread knowledge people should come and go elsewhere to make useful things with their privileged knowledge".I do agree with his statement and that's one of the reasons I'm leaving the lab today. Because I believe it's time to leave my sit available for another brave student who is looking for this wonderful life experience. And I should follow my path, doing what I love to do, which is work as a Java Architect in the corporate world.