"universities are made up of people – strange, passionate and playful people who are humbly curious about the world – and that's what makes them so much fun."
... and that's why, no matter how insane they are to try to get your head round. No matter how difficult it might be to make change. No matter how complex and frustrating. Universities are exciting places to work.
And being around people who have the courage to be passionate about something is addictive.
Now... about how to spread that a little wider than academia...
You can't knock my ambition, right? :o)