Is it true that only the most talented Physicists will get the top positions in physics research, or are there other factors that are more important than talent? Also for those who went into academia, how did you guys decide that it was for you? I'm considering of going into research for physics, but I'm not entirely sure if that's what I'd enjoy most. I'm also discouraged by how difficult it is to even get a permanent position. I'm a 3rd year undergrad by the way.