I've seen some people do some nasty, terrifying things. Things that have kept me up at night. I've seen people do some beautiful, wondrous things. Things that change lives. Of course some people care. I frequently wonder what the ratio is. I suppose I'm doing a bit of soul-searching. I suppose that's why I'm going into science; to try to make a difference in the world. Admittedly, I'm a bit intimidated here. At least I'm reading your posts more than writing. But as I continue to discipline myself, I expect that somehow, I'll be at the level I need and want. College this fall, preparation courses for now. I'm eager to get going. --- What has been your motive for your career, your studies? How much of an influence do you want to have in the world? How do you respond to the monsters and jerks of the world? Where do you find your strength and discipline? Your energy? Do you believe our world will eventually 'mature'?