"personal fable" and reality there comes a point in life where one begins to think about life in a very serious way... and this is exactly what is happening in my mind. I have always wanted to do something great in my life. Amazed by many concepts and ingenuity in physics... I've decided that I wanted to be a physicist. Not just a physicist, but a GREAT physicist. I always have a feeling that someday, I will make great discovery in the world of knowledge. I feel that I will the next noble prize winner someday.... However, I realize that the reality isn't that simple. Statistically speaking, there just can't be that many great people. My belief may simply be one of those adolescent psychology phenomenons. Yet, I still tend to believe in myself.... I need to understand the reality... how many people have always believed that one day, he/she will be the next Einstein or the next Euler? If you had had such thoughts, did you achieve your expectations and how does the thoughts change over time (as one gets older)?