I am currently a high school senior looking into a dual physics-econ (maybe law?) major.
When I read the physics researches on arxiv and other collections, it never fails to amazed me the complexity of the problem and its solution. In additional, physics (or the non-traditional physics) had became really abstract and obscure (notably with the quantum loop gravity, superstring theory, etc) over the years. It appears to me that one needs to be exceptionally bright* in order to become a physicist (in the sense of doing research and securing fund). Is that so?
*bright in the sense that one needs to be flexible of the mind.
Thank you for the time! (and for a great guide)