Stability and security are the least important career drivers when young. Go for the wild and crazy.
A good friend visited his newly-married 29-year-old son and spouse in New England recently. This young man is brilliant, very social, and has a PhD--a success by any definition.
He recently began a new job with a near-startup of 50 people doing cancer research. Lately, an influx of several hundred million dollars has meant they can do their work without the normal money problems faced by new and small businesses.
Yet everyone there is unhappy.
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