Some interesting viewpoints I came across while questioning my identity.
www.quora.com/Are-scientists-overrated "Logic and debate is not a central focus of scientific training (shockingly!), so although science attracts people more inclined to know and practice the rules of logic than other populations, debates with scientists will often derail from being truly logical. Contributing to these derailment are the big egos encouraged by the hierarchical systems that exist in academia. Admitting that you are wrong is seen as taboo in many contexts, which should absolutely not be the case in science."
“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.” —Carl Friedrich Gauss
"If teaching is reduced to mere data transmission, if there is no sharing of excitement and wonder, if teachers themselves are passive recipients of information and not creators of new ideas, what hope is there for their students?" —Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician's Lament: www.maa.org/external_archive/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf