I've been interested in these 2 subjects for some time now. I'm 18 atm and since I was 13 I've been extremely fascinated by artificial intelligence and theoretical physics. I've only acted on my interest in AI though since I became president of my robotics team and was heavily focused on programming autonomous robots. Now I'm entering UNI and I just can't tell if I should go down the Math/Philosophy route for AI/Cognitive science OR if my true passion is in physics. I spend almost all my time watching these lectures on quantum mechanics, cosmology inflation, quantum information, etc... And physics fulfills my desire to know everything... I just don't know if it's something id particularly enjoy doing. I took AP physics in high school and disliked it, it felt like engineering and I didn't like solving real world problems... But I still find myself attracted to the mysteries of the universe. In any case, I want to learn about physics but I'm not sure about the after math of it, I've heard actual research is very dry and boring not to mention extremely competitive. How can I know if I truly should study physics or not?