1. Your speech may become incoherent to non-scientists.
2. And your writing unintelligible.
3. Things that the rest of the world would ignore will become vitally important to you.
4. You'll learn when to question things and when to just go with it.
5. Free lunch will become a sacred right.
6. You may have trouble concentrating on other things.
7. Or become unable to participate in society without pointing out its flaws.
8. You may be tempted to experiment on your loved ones and pets.
9. And those experiments won't always go the way you expected.
10. Not even fruit will be safe from your scientific gaze.
11. But at least you can use your powers to figure out how to bake the perfect cookie.
12. Sometimes you'll find you can say everything you need to with just a few words.
13. Sometimes you'll chicken out of saying what you mean at the last moment.
14. You may find your units of measurement are different from the average person's.
15. A bad day at work will mean something different to you than it does for most people.
16. Your tolerance for pseudoscientific rubbish will decrease.
17. Your puns will become more niche as time goes on.
18. Some days you will set your sights high.
19. Other days you will have to set smaller targets.
20. At some point you'll realise that your life goals may need to be adjusted slightly.
21. And even if you reach the top of your game, it will feel like people still don't understand you.
Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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