I manage a team of 13 Pharmaceutical salespeople selling legal drugs. I work too hard so it's nice to have a 'hobby' like SETI which doesn't actually take any time! I'm in my thirties, married and (thankfully) have no children.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
All that space - it's a just a little bit conceited to think that we're the only planet with intelligent life.
Whatever is out there won't be reached by mankind in my lifetime. Whether ET wants to contact us is up to him/her. If they've got any sense, they'll take note of the mess we're making of our planet and give us a wide berth - I would.
Whilst intelligent contact may depend on their wishing it to happen, it should be possible to detect traces of them - I'd like to help play a (very, very small) part in acheiving that.