I'm a high school student and physics is my passion and of course I want to major in physics, but I get a lot of negative responds from my parents, friends and some teachers when I say I want to be a theoretical physicist. I'm sure some of you struggled with this since this site obviously has a lot of researchers and physics students.
The most common questions I receive:
1- What do physicists do if every thing is already discovered? (This question is annoying and stupid)
2- What is the average annual salary for a physicist?
3- Why is physics even important?
4- So will you end up eventually as a high school physics?