Hi, I was recently accepted in to a Masters program in physics. My undergraduate preparation is minimal and I have a large number of undergraduate courses to complete before starting my graduate program. I work full time and looking the way things are going I will complete the program in 7-8 years taking 2 classes per semester. My family, friends, and co-workers are telling me that I'm wasting my time and life on physics for the following reasons 1) It requires so much work 2) I have a good job that won't go away any time soon (federal employee) 3) Computer Science is much more relevant to my job (Network Engineering) and I'm done with a lot of the CS perequisites for a masters in CS. Am I wasting my time? I really like physics and this is almost in some sense more of a luxury. Having a physics degree would not hurt my career but CS is more applicable and more expedient. Any thoughts? Anyone?