So what if you were never the smartest cookie in the jar?
So what if you’ve been made fun of time and again for asking silly questions that were seen as irrelevant?
Truth is, none of that matters in research.
Chances are there is always someone out there that has thought about the very same things you have thought about, and asked the very same questions you have.
It is the inappropriate, unconventional, seemingly crazy ideas and questions in research that helps push the boundaries of knowledge and progress as a whole.
Not only does it seek to inform action, the manner in which you can relate findings to the larger body of research, the applicability and functionality of findings outside the research community has transcended boundaries and surpassed the expectations of many.
As painful as it has been, the research process has undeniably been extremely liberating; encouraging analytical thought through the exploration of broader implications of research on communities, nations and even the world.
While we have all dreamt about being firemen, princesses or even garbage collectors when we were kids
(admit it!), have you ever once thought your curiosity and silly questions could have the potential to change the world and positively influence the lives of others?
I certainly didn’t.
To my fellow researchers,
“Life is not discovery of fate; it is continuous creation of future, through choices of thoughts, feelings and actions in the present.” — Sanjay Sahay