1/ Everything I’ve ever tried to do in my life has run into the same problems and themes: politics and politicians. At some point, we diverged. “They” want to be rich, famous and have as many shots on being rich and famous by doing lots of projects. Good maths.
2/ They don’t believe in anything. Sadly, particularly so in biotech and medical research. They want to sit on boards, be professors, be published, be famous, lots of letters after names, be on “important” committees, etc etc