You can confidently proclaim that you are one of the few, the proud, the actuaries. You can go to bed with the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing that you helped your employer or contractor save money or make a wise and informed business decision. You can lord over your old friends at the high school reunion that you are making more money even than those who spent half their lives in medical school. You can win the Battle of Gettysburg. But only if you do Civil War reenactments on the weekends.