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Neither one answered. "Speak up, speak up!" urged the doctor. "What are you going to study?"

Jim said, "Well, I don't know. I'm interested in aerography, but I like biology, too. Maybe I'll be a planetary economist like my old man."

"That's a big subject. Ought to keep you busy for a long time. You, Frank?"

Francis looked slightly embarrassed. "Well, uh - shucks, I still think I'd like to be a rocket pilot."

"I thought you had outgrown that." Doctor MacRae looked almost shocked.

"Why not?" Francis answered doggedly. "I might make it."

"That's just what I'd be afraid of. See here, Frank, do you really want to live a life bound around with rules and regulations and discipline?"

"Mmmm...I want to be a pilot. I know that."

"On your own head be it. Me, I left Earth to get away from all that nonsense. Earth has gotten so musclebound with laws that a man can't breathe. So far, there's still a certain amount of freedom on Mars. When that changes--"

"'When that changes' what Doc?"

"Why, I'll go find another planet that hasn't been spoiled, naturally."

- from Red Planet by Robert Heinlein

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