I can wholly relate to this, and it’s an excellent point. Thing is, it’s the sort of knowledge that you only gain once you start to reevaluate your priorities in life, and that’s an exercise a lot of people don’t start doing until they’re in their 30s or 40s. It’s good that you’re doing it now. It should help ensure that you don’t get stuck on a path you can’t break free from later on in life.
And thank you so much for the kind words! I do hope to do “big things,” though I’d settle for a steady paycheck and enough free time to pursue some backyard astronomy. :)