I'm not really sure in what forum this goes, but I decided to put this here. We all are people of science, of course. And that made me think about other people and other professions. I see people helping others, making things for others and stuff. Sure that science is one of the most important foundation of our world and without it we would not be here. But, what science gives back to you directly? A title? A position? A name? A reputation? Science seems sometimes a sort of a vice. Once you tasted it you can't stop, even if is not gonna make you 'great' or rich. So, what science gives back to you?