I finished my 20s with a PhD in fusion energy, and I discovered I was useless.

Marcin Jakubowski

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“Open-Sourced Blueprints for Civilization.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Open-Sourced Blueprints for Civilization." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from farmer and technologist Marcin Jakubowski's 2011 TED Talk on sustainable farming technology. In this quote, Jakubowski is describing how his experience with higher education led him to become a farmer. Says Jakubowski, after he graduated with his advanced degree, he didn't know what to do with himself because he discovered he had no "real life" skills or job prospects to speak of. As a result, he got into farming. Watch the full TED Talk here: Marcin Jakubowski - Open-Sourced Blueprints for Civilization