Disclaimer: this post is a summary of Chapter 1: Falling in Reverse, to Swim or Sink, from my upcoming book: Machine Learning For Bearded Hipsters. You can support the project here.
A common thing when you are falling in reverse is to don’t realize it by yourself. All your friends and close people are foreseeing your catastrophe but you are so happy petting your pink unicorn that you don’t realize how bad the situation is until it slaps your face.
After I realized that I never would be winning an Olympic gold in the 200m butterfly, I spend many years thinking about what to do in life, researching which path should I follow to accomplish my life goals that were on reach. So, it’s not surprising that after many efforts in this research I became a researcher. First a news researcher (or call it journalist if you prefer) and later a scientific researcher.