“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter – for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.” – Nikola Tesla
Science is a labor of love. If you expect immediate recognition, fame and wealth then you are not a true scientist. All scientists labor tirelessly for the future of humankind. They provide the seeds that produce fruitful ideas built upon by future enthusiasts of scientific principles. But Nikola Tesla said it so much better than myself. He understood the true labor of love of the scientist – making breakthroughs but often not seeing the true potential of their work before their demise.