Good Luck – The message for new scientists

Aubrey de Grey – Good Luck – The message for new scientists.

Do I have a cold reaction for scientist and that actually is a lit bit harder because the fact that I would certainly not tell somebody that they try to follow my career path. My career path was so utterly dependent on so many pieces of luck.

Marzena Kmiecik: What do you define as luck?

Meeting the right woman at the right party you know things like that. I had no way that I would go in biology if I hadn’t met Natalie.

Marzena Kmiecik: I question that you know when I think certain things appear to us and get our attention.

I was already working on something and I can say it would be the world second problem. So the only thing that changed my mind was one piece of information and the people that I thought were working on the most important problem were actually not.

Now I met very well come across that item of information 10 years later you know but that wouldn’t have been 10 years later.

Marzena Kmiecik: Do you see your life as a big experiment?

No.

Marzena Kmiecik: When you perceived situations?

No that’s one of those things that I don’t feel I need to understand. I don’t feel I need to be able to articulate meaning of life, purpose of life. I just know who I am and what I like to spend my life doing is making a difference and I have the enormous privilege to been able to get myself in a position where I’m making a hell of a difference.

Marzena Kmiecik: So how does that work if you yourself don’t need the understanding why you’re doing something?

Well I do need it up to a point. In fact I do need it up to a point in the way that I was saying I need to understand why I didn’t want to play the piano right but I have a cut off. There’s a point where I feel something is sufficiently fundamental that I can treat it as actual metrics. In other word that’s my definition no longer require further information.