In high school, my physics teacher said that I had interesting ideas in Quantum physics that that I should pursue them in college. got it on paper tongue emoticon This is back in 1989/90.
Alas, the professor I *wanted* for mathematics and quantum theory was on sabbatical the semester I joined, so I ended up going into child psychology instead.
Never finished college (did a 1.5 yrs ’til money ran out) but I’m kinda glad in a way:
If I had been able to continue the whole route, I’d have found myself in the mid 1990s Theoretical Physics culture.
What were they doing and funding at the exclusion of all else there?
Not that String Theory is bad or wrong of course. But there was no other game in town. None. I keep hoping it gets better. I think it will.