College Education/career Path Suggestions For A Biohacker?
My passion has always been working out, and I have always been obsessed with taking supplements to optimize my reults (I have always been the go to guy for help whenever my friends wanted to know about bodybuilding supplements).
I am one of those people that are good at everything, but great at nothing. I have to many interests and not many passions. My passion has, since 7th grade, been exercising. I injured myself in late 2009 at the age of 16, (severly torn labrum), and I do not have health insurance, nor money to see me healed. My shoulder has prevented me from exercising, from golfing, playign volleyball, weight lifting, crossift (my favorite), you name it. Not being able to workout had caused me to fall into a severe deppresion for the past couple years. I had saved for about 3 years for the 12,000 dollar surgery and had it performed in May 2013, but it was a really long and painful recovery... In fact, I found out last month by getting a second opinion, that the surgery indeed fixed my tear, but did not adress my severly stretched out and loose labrum and that I wont be able to excercise until I get a surgery to tighten my labrum. I probably wouldn't even have full range of motion or normal use of my arm right now if it weren't for me using large doses of a healing peptide called Thymosin Beta 4 or "TB 500" last year (this is my first time telling people about it, as I feel people wouldn't judge me for it here.)
I have been now Paleo for a couple months, trying to lose weight I had packed on from not working out since I was 16 (I am now 19). I heard about Dave's coffee on the Joe rogan Experience Podcasts and I thought, wow, that Dave Asprey guy seems smart, I'll give his coffee a try and add Bulletproof IM fasting to my Paleo diet (lifestyle). I have been drinking the coffee for about 2 months and have loved it..... this led to to trust Dave Asprey. And when I found out that I need another surgery, and wont be able to ever workout until after I recover from that, I thought to myself "Okay, I still cant workout. But I HAVE to do somehthing, I have to find a become fit again, and feel better, and be happier.". Thats when Bulletproof changed my life.
I went on the bulletproofexec.com and started reading, and reading, and reading..... I probably have around 150 hours worth of reading posts by dave Asprey under my belt now. I am hooked! When I was a child, I wanted to be a scientist, when I was 13, I wanted to be a gentic engineer, I have always been obsessed with improving things through sciecne. Then I realized that math and science wasn't for me, and that a career in it would not make me happy. My shoulder, coupled with 2 years of poverty, led to me growing up very fast. I became determined with improving myself, and develoed my motto: "Never Stop Moving", it means to never stop progressing, or moving forward, in every apsect of your life:your relationships,your discipline,your education, your body, etc. I ask myself at the end of everyday if I had done anything to move forward in an aspect of my life, and if I say no, I know to work harder the next day (or stop being a bum).
I have been struggling for the past year, I am going into my second year of college, and I do not know what I want to be or what I want to do with my life. I have no hobbies or interests, other than hanging out with friends, working out ( I cant though), and my love for food (I am a foodie). Then I realized by reading Dave Asprey, and trying out what I can... has become my one of my biggest hobby and interest. I had never heard of bio-hacking until I started reading posts from Dave Asprey, but is perfectly aligned with "Never Stop Moving". And now, looking back, being a biohacker is very similar to what I actually aspired to be when I was a child, and I have even been doing it since I was 13, by hacking my workouts and exercise progress by using supplements, and I even hacked my shoulder into halfway healing.
So now, my question to you all is: What can I do NOW, in college, to set myself up with a career in biohacking. I do not want to be the next big biohacker, or anything like that. In fact, I hardly see me coming up with new or innovative methods. Rather, I would just like to be able to fully understand biohacking, perform it to improve myself, and be able to help other. I would like to know everything Dave Asprey or Tim Ferris does, there's only so much they can actually teach us (I still have a lot more to read, and a lot more books to buy though).
I do not enjoy math or science, nor am I particulary good at it, but I am very fascinated in the endocrine system and learning about our hormones and how to manipulate them (that is the basis of biohacking, right?).I am currently on path to get my undergrad in Bussiness Administration at FSU, as I would LOVE to own my own successful bussiness. Im thinking of doing that, while learning everything I can from Dave Asprey, Time Ferris, Jack Kruse, etc. Then MAYBE? going back and taking pre-med and then go to medical school to get a doctorates in endocrinolgy, then maybe opening up a biohacking utopia center. A place with an upgraded resteraunt, upgraded cafe, upgraded food delivery, blood tests and consultations, seminars, upgraded foods and a co-op, and most improtantly-- all the lastest bio-hacking technologies available for sale or lease.
My point is, I am not exactly sure what I want to do. I know I would enjoy doing this for a proffession. And I know that no one can know what would make me happy. But my question is: Have any of you thought about somehow making this into a career too? Do any of you have any suggestions for college classes or potential career paths?
Never Stop Moving: Progress in some aspect of your life everyday, move forward in it, whether it be your job, school, body, mind, or relationships. Constantly better yourself!