"For some reason, even though I’d spent family holidays staring up at the light pollution free skies full of stars, doing that as part of a degree and possibly a career had never even occurred to me. As far as I was concerned, it just wasn’t something that people like me did."
There are two parts to romantic love: infatuation and attachment. Infatuation tends to come at the beginning of the relationship, making way for attachment over time. They’re two different things, but they’re not mutually exclusive.
When asked what he says to male academics who don’t hold as progressive a view point as him, Greengard’s answer was short: “I don’t speak to them.”