Though I enjoy the work, I do feel a bit alienated from others as when I move further away from the larger culture I have an increasingly difficult time feeling connected to others.
Though admittedly the gene that I'm doing research on ASPM is A major determinant of cerebral cortical size is something many people might find interesting. Though my temptation to at least fantasize about making other animals smarter I suspect would disturb many.
More realistically I can see how to use some of the software we've developed at work to do novel science.
Though for some reason this makes me feel nervous.