I think some of the hardest problems humans face boil down to the machinery of life itself. If we can figure out the science behind diseases and disorders we will live longer, healthier, happier lives.
As we understand more about genes and how they build proteins and create life we will gain more and more control over the building blocks of ourselves. It’s nanotechnology based on what evolution already figured out over billions of years.
As a smart person living in the 21st century, with massive amounts of information available if you wish to understand it, you can make a difference in these hard problems. You don’t have to be a genius to apply your unique insights and help humanity’s knowledge of the body advance.
It seems like a worthy pursuit. The information isn’t easy to grasp, this is the complexity of life we are talking about, but I think as you get older it will seem more and more worthwhile.
Give it some thought.