Which job should I take? Should I stay in academia? Is this the right next move?

Ruth Chang explains how to deal with such hard choices:

"Think of a hard choice you'll face in the near future. It might be between two careers -- artist and accountant -- or places to live -- the city or the country -- or even between two people to marry -- you could marry Betty or you could marry Lolita. Or it might be a choice about whether to have children,to have an ailing parent move in with you, to raise your child in a religion that your partner lives bybut leaves you cold. Or whether to donate your life savings to charity ..."

ted talks // Ruth Chan: How to make hard choices