Originally Posted by Agent Red
Because it's quite uncertain in terms of job security or achieving recognition in your field, and the pay is notoriously poor. You have to be quite committed to pursue it in my opinion, to not be put off by those things.
It's taking a bit of a gamble and sacrificing a certain standard of living to do something you think will make you happier. I don't actually know that many people that have the guts to pack in a stable and well paid job to do something that they'd secretly always thought they'd prefer.
Ahh cheers, that's interesting because I never would of thought of it like that. I thought being a Uni lecturer doing research/publishing papers etc would have been a good job, but I don't know much about it.