I have a sense that most people who pursue an academic or professional passion do it because they think what they are doing is basic: that practically everything else follows from it.But what if you believe that science AND language AND history are all neccessary to truly understand the world?
And do you need to be a professional? Or just a human being?
And how do you deal with people who think it is neither? What are the alternative prisms? Blind faith? Interpersonal interactions? Gossip? Love?