Hellow guys, I know this topic is old for many people but I've read alot of articles and forums and I would like to finally have a discussion started by me. So join me! I always enjoyed the universe and everything related to it, I am just very curious. As so I've seen alot of Ted X videos about passion, work, talent, etc. and once I heard that people should make a big list of all their intrests, and the biggest intrest, is our passion. And I feel that physics (Cosmos) is my passion. As you might have guessed I am inspired and it also might seem like I dream alot, and I actually do! But I am very realistic and I understand that life won't always run as I want (also I see the world in a scientific way, literally). So now you also know that I am an optimist. I would really like to study the Universe, I want to make a theory of everything, Stephen Hawking's dream. I understand that it's foolish.. but it's not impossible, is it? My mother says that it is very hard to find a job in that area, she says that by the time no one will need me and I will end up working for a minimal salary. It doesn't matter too much for me, atleast at the moment... And that's the real problem! I understand that that might happen, but I see the reality, and there are infinite paralel universes (correct me if I'm wrong), so I will succeed 1/xxxxxxxxx paralel universes. Anyways... what do you think and recommend? I feel like I can and will be able to study physics related to Cosmology, even thought it can be a very delicated subject. (edited) Hi again, I am in the 9th grade. So all I know about Physics is from the increadibly big amount of time I spend watching documentaries, explanations, articles, books (encyclopedeas and others), etc. and also from my classes. I perfectly understand and always understood that the things that I watch and read are the summaries of many years of studying a certain subject, and even the most simple ones might have taken an intire life to get to them. I think that's very respectable. I live in Portugal and here, at the end of the 9th grade you must choose an especific area (Science, Languages and Humanitary, Economics and Arts) and I want to choose Science because the school psychologist, who makes tests with the students, noticed that I had very hight statistics on abstract reasoning, logical thinking, mathematical skills, understanding of Physics, mechanical understanding and literature. My curiosity for Physics and Cosmology existed long before. Any way, now I feel a little stupid... people often think that I dont understand the reality but I really do. Also I mentioned a theory of everything, what I really meant was an equation that could explain everything that happens in the Universe. Yeah pretty unrealistic at the moment and romanticized. The things that I would also want to know are real experiences from school to college to work or unemployed, LIFE, recomendations in everything you remember, between others..