Experiencing real world application of knowledge is one of the best feelings in the world to me

like

you read about all these things for years and years and suddenly it’s right there in front of you living and breathing and existing

like you read about a painting and obsess over it for years and you visit a museum one day and you see it and nearly sink to your knees because it’s there it’s real down to every little brush stroke

studying chronic disease and then visiting the hospital and seeing a guy with the same case you’ve been studying and you know how to fix it and make it better

I know it usually isn’t exactly how you imagine it and you might not even like the real thing over your idealised one but it’s still amazing