Many young people (me included) might get attracted to academia due to the outward appearance of “freedom” of working hours and being “paid” for what you enjoy doing the most in your free time.
But in reality, academia is just like any other profession. There is politics, drama, ….. I will illustrate using Reddit examples:
It has been about a fortnight at our permanent campus. I just got inducted into “School of Mathematical Sciences”. Unfortunately no place on this earth is free from dirty politics. Working hard enough to survive.
Nevertheless, Jatni has beautiful hills to keep me alive. Hope to share some good mathematics next week.
Hill visible from NISER, Jatni