I just realized something very sad.
None of us got into this field for the money, that’s a given. We got into it to hopefully do meaningful work. But we quickly learned a cruel joke: that there are very few opportunities to do that kind of work or to even get a job that will eventually land us in a position to do it. So we end up having to do what? Do work we don’t want to do for precisely the reason we didn’t want to in the first place: for the money.
Someone please tell me something positive about all this or else I might be depressed for days.