I have the sentence below:
I became a zoologist because animals have always fascinated me.
Although I've done a lot of exercises, I found it interesting why we use Present Perfect and Past Simple in this sentence. At first I assumed we should had written
"had always fascinated" instead of
"have always fascinated", but I think the reason is simple. My attitude to animals hasn't change yet, that's why despite the action of my becoming a specialist in this field is finished, animals are still fascinating me.
I'm sorry if my explanation is a little awkward. Am I right?