A few people have recently asked this question to me, both in comments and privately. It's quite simple: self-actualization, and I'm very grateful that I was accepted. It's an elite university in England, a Russel Group university just like Oxford or Cambridge, and considering where I started, I didn't think I was going to make it in from the initial admissions interviews. The thought of the honor of being taught by doctors with specialties and awards in subjects like Nanophysics is beyond intimidating, especially considering where I started. Hopefully, I will complete my education; there's nothing stopping my willpower. I will. One way or the other.
Even though I feel confident in myself, I know what my limits are; therefore, I'm not just jumping into physics naively, I'm taking my time, even restarting my education with simple maths, not because I don't have the intelligence to solve them (I've actually already taught myself past statistics that I scored extremely highly at in Full Sail University, and already got a 93 in their physics program)...
...it's that I'm wise enough to know that I'm doing a lot right now, and that I should be mindful of the limits of my own psychological strength; I'm human.
When I was younger, I was definitely pointed in the wrong direction with a massive lack of wisdom, which I'm totally honest about because I'm sure that with all that I'm trying to accomplish, there's bound to be some kind of investigative journalist doing digging at some point, if there already isn't with the way this page is growing and quickly. I've got quite a bit to be embarrassed about; I won't hide that, right from the door. It doesn't matter what one's talents are if they use them unwisely in a way that doesn't benefit society.
To break down a few more specific reasons besides "self-actualization", I've started my own culture, right?
How can we earn respect in the international limelight?
Well, what great civilization has not had its own technology? I have a contrarian belief that many people criticize and ridicule me for; however, if I'm right, which I may not be, why can't I build new things if I expand my working knowledge of how the universe works? I'm primarily self-taught, but the subject of modern physics has advanced with machinery (like hadron colliders) that I don't have the realistic means to create with household objects to teach myself, considering my personal limits as a human being; therefore, I need help. Henceforth, returning to college.
All one has to do to develop their own technology is be mentally open to problems that exist all around oneself, with the understanding that mathematics governs basically everything that we're capable of doing. Then, the invention or innovation would simply be a solution to that problem, correct?
Build that solution, and call it your own: cultural technology, which I can then begin to sell in the global free-market with the knowledge and experience that I've gained in business, and that acts as the foundation for a local economy that creates jobs for other people. And there you have it.
All I have to do is be willing to risk embarrassment, failure.
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