Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:29 am
Personally I did a degree in medicine for two years and then I transferred to a Digital Security/Forensics degree.
One of the main reasons why I didnt want to do medicine was the fact that every doctor will have to learn (sooner or later) to switch off their emotions and I didnt want to do that. I realized how bad that was when my mother came to visit me while I was studying and while she was staying with me she had a heart attack. While she was at the hospital I wasn’t worried, I wasn’t anxious, I was thinking in medical terms and what was happening and because I used to see people like her every day I wasn’t as worried as I should have been, something felt wrong. I realized I was no longer who I used to be, so I decided to transfer.
If you are exposed to the same thing/material very often, you will lose those strong feeling that you had before. It is the same for other careers as well.
When I was much much younger I always used to ask myself "how can porn director/photographer/producer do their job? do they not get excited while directing? " but it is the same, when you see it every day it is nothing special, it is same as yesterday even if that thing is really horrible or wonderful.
This applies everywhere else, so if you want to keep your strong feelings about something or feelings for that matter of fact, then try not to get exposed to it very often.