What is your dream job? Is it really possible to achieve those? Well, as a great testimony of this genius man, he achieve not just one or two careers.
But three professional careers! Come to think of it. It is really difficult to choose the right path
As you take more classes and experience new things in college, you definitely learn more about yourself. You begin to understand what you enjoy and what you don’t.
If there’s one thing constant in college, it’s change. You are constantly changing as you take on this new adventure. Sometimes, you have to adjust as you go.
Introducing a very smart guy, Jonny Kim a South- Korean- American. He was first a Navy SEAL, then became a Harvard doctor who now is a fully-certified astronaut at NASA. All of this has been done by the time he turned 35
Recently he completed course from NASA’s astronaut school and tweeted about his accomplishment. Out of 13 who graduated, he is one of those.
With this degree, he will be eligible to take up space missions either through assignments on the ISS (International Space Station), the upcoming Artemis missions or could even be one of the first humans on Mars.
As being intervied in NASA, he said that “My parents were South Korean immigrants who came to America in the early 80s for the hope of a better life for their children.”
In 2006, he decided to shift to medicine when he suddenly helped a wounded soldier in Iraq. But first, he was starting his career as a NAVY SEAL.
He once said in the interview with Harvard Gazette, “He had a pretty grave wound to the face. It was one of the worst feelings of helplessness.
There wasn’t much I could do, just make sure his bleeding wasn’t obstructing his airway, making sure he was positioned well. He needed a surgeon. He needed a physician and I did eventually get him to one, but… that feeling of helplessness was very profound for me.”
Moreover, he indeed that “Losing a lot of good friends galvanized me and made a lot of my remaining teammates make sure we made our lives worthwhile.
I still, to this day, every day, think of all the good people who didn’t get a chance to come home. I try to make up for the lives and positive [impact] they would have had if they were alive.”
He decided to enroll for NASA’s Astronaut program right after completing his medical degree while he was in his first year in a four-year residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Luckily, he got in as getting enrolled can get tricky with a selection process involving over 18,000 applicants.
Look at that determination. How ideal his life is.