In many scientific works, if we’re not persistent when everyone would rather give up, we wouldn’t achieve greatness. But is persisting what matters to perform in science?
How likely are you to persist in the wrong path? When you persist, you run the risk of becoming blind to other paths. Does this mean we shouldn’t persist in science?
We should be resilient instead. Being resilient means enduring through failing. Like Samuel Beckett said, “fail, fail again, fail better.” Being resilient is fighting the resistance of giving up, while nourishing an open-mind to the creative paths in front of us.
The ability to find that path will depend on your curiosity. This is not easy when a major part of science runs behind funds instead of curious ideas. It’s all part of the ongoing scientific revolution. The revolution of learning minds.