"Grades don't matter as much as life" or "live your life to the fullest" or basically any sort of "motivational" bs? You'll never see someone who's a future scientist get on social media and post bs about lving life to fullest or anything. I alway find this very funny
Most Helpful Girl
True, but are the types of people who are most likely to need balance in their lives the kind of people that actively strive for it? For example, someone whose only dream is to work for NASA on a Mars project will probably let all other areas of their lives fall to the wayside in favour of reaching that goal - their health, physical and mental, their relationships, certainly their hobbies.
I think the important thing to remember is that academic success or failure doesn't *have* to define you. It's not the only thing that matters.0
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I know a lot of scientists, but I don't know a single working scientist on social media. (I don't know any celebrity scientists, though.) Research scientists are likelier to be on Wikipedia than Facebook. That's number one.
Number two, scientists (for example) do indeed say things like that, especially to people they care about. Those aren't insipid assertions. They're good advice, and likely to lead to enhanced quality of life.
Perhaps the general explanation here is that smart people don't generally go around volunteering advice or reassurance or support, uninvited, to people they don't know well, given that such behavior is often seen as rude or at best unwelcome.3