the burden of knowledge

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Study, study and study some more!

Recently I came across an interesting paper, which caught my attention as I was questioning the ‘reason’ I must dedicate so much of my life, just to reach (not even push forward) the frontier of knowledge and research. In this paper by Jones (1995) the exact question is addressed and scrutinized in a theoretical and empirical manner. Apart from my personal pondering on the need to dedicate more or less all my youth to become a researcher, why should anyone care about this?

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