I think what's scary about choosing Pure Science course is the lack of information regarding the future and career prospects of the scholars. I have tried to google "pure science" before, and I must say the search results pretty much show repeated, and at the same time, little information (but then again, maybe I'm lousy at googling, hehe..
I believe a lot of those who chose Pure Science right here have been questioned by those around them regarding their choice. I personally chose Pure Science because it sounds very challenging and you'll never know what you will be in the future
! You may end up as a secondary school teacher or some researcher in a fancy lab! Either way, it just sounds fun and (rationally) risky!