Dedicated or Workaholic?
There are some people who are always in lab, from seven in the morning to midnight, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It’s impressive that they can stay so focused without going mad. And it makes the rest of us look bad for wanting to take Christmas off.
In some ways, I feel like kicking myself because I’m not working as hard as they are, but I realize that I’m not a machine. Perhaps I would be accused of being a dabbler for not thinking about science all the time. But is it a weakness to go home during the weekend to think and do something else? At the very least shouldn’t people take time off to do household chores and call on some friends? Or maybe some people think being “normal” isn’t important.