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I work on a meaningless problem, no idea how to proceed

Not sure I agree with the above responses. I was in that situation myself. My advice to my younger senf would be find a way to make it work in x amount of time and give it my all. If it truly is not ...
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Passionate about research in general but open to many fields: is academia for me?

Yes, that is possible. There are people who position themselves more in a "support discipline" and thus get to participate in a wide variety of projects. For example, statisticians get to ...
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I work on a meaningless problem, no idea how to proceed

Not knowing all your circumstances, I am unable to offer advice. But I shall take the liberty of sharing with you the story of my son, to whom a similar thing happened several years ago. My son became ...
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I work on a meaningless problem, no idea how to proceed

Treat this situation as an opportunity. It is your PhD and you have to find the way. You're doing it here, so let me give some generic advice, which could be greatly expanded. When I contacted my ...
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