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!rant

Just an observation.
According to Stackoverflow's survey, it suggests that developers with more experience are less competitive. I still can't understand this. How can developers loose their interest over time?

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  • 16
    It's simple. When you earn more money, you will have a better time to enjoy your life.
  • 7
    I'm not part of that demographic, but my guess would be that they just don't feel the need to one-up themselves anymore? Like, they know there's no real point to trying to be better than everyone else? That sounds a bit harsh putting it like that, now that I think about it...
  • 2
    @sunfishcc Yeah I kinda agree to your point. But what I feel is, you'll find just a handful of developers who are really passionate about what they do.
  • 10
    @EmptyStack @sunfishcc Well, passionate doesn't have to be the same as competitive though, right? At least I think of being competitive as something that's in relation to others, while being passionate is mostly just within yourself, indulging in a subject for your own enjoyment.
  • 16
    @Navigatr @EmptyStack Strong people don't knock others down, they raise them up.

    One day, you become a mentor, you goal is to help your colleagues rather than compete with them.
  • 7
    It's much more fun to help others become great developers than trying to convince management your the best developer there is.

    I don't have to best my co-worker each day. I rather build a solid product that the customer needs with them. And ergo, I rather work in a cooperative than competitive environment.
  • 2
    Do you have an actual screenshot? Hard to read
  • 14
    Boys n girls. I finally found this meme!😂😂😂
  • 2
    @Automata I complained too many times, now I give up. Just like the graph shown in the image
  • 2
    @k0pernikus @sunfishcc Totally agree. My point was, if one is passionate, that does have a positive impact on the people who work along with that developer. @Navigatr What I believe and what I've been following is, competition shouldn't be a process of knocking someone down. Rather, it should be a process of challenging one's own self.
  • 0
    @Automata unfortunately I don't have a screen shot. I'd took a picture of it while I was browsing Stackoverflow on my laptop.
  • 1
    >The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
  • 0
    I'd have to say I feel like it's because of the impostor syndrome. I still feel it all the time and sometimes the way people deal with it is by convincing themselves they're better programmers than others. As you get more experience I'd assume that kinda fades a bit
  • 1
    Competitive != Interested
  • 1
    You don't have to be competitive to care about what you do. As you age and mature you'll likely stop being a spunky tough guy with nothing to lose and everything to prove. Programming *is* just a career after all, there's more to life.
  • 1
    Maybe the graph is mostly about devs programming in COBOL for the past 20 years 😁
  • 2
    It's simple, being a developer is the pinnacle of your career. Being a team leader, manager, or having an executive position means getting close.

    I don't see myself coding all my life.
  • 1
    Expierence developers meet dumber end users....
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