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Michele Dougherty on not caring what other people think

radio quotes

Michele Dougherty (leader of the Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons) was interviewed on The Life Scientific by Jim Al-Khalili, and there’s a nice exchange at the end:

Dougherty: It’s to do with confidence, and that you only build up over time. But what I’ve found, after I turned fifty—I don’t really care what anyone thinks: if I think it’s the right path, I do it anyway.

Al-Khalili: All of us over fifty feel like that.

Dougherty: It’s great, isn’t it? It’s great! I just wish I could have been like that in my twenties, but what the hell.