This is a question to those who are commercial pilots and those who want to become one. What is the single, most important reason you want(ed) to be a pilot? For me I think it is sitting in the cockpit during a sunset or sunrise with all the screens and switches lit up. This might sound a bit silly but its a childhood fantasy that has stuck with me for as long as I can remember.
I think this photo illustrates this pretty well:
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Photo © Jan Mogren