Do you ever feel like now that you reached your goal of being a developer that there is nothing left to look forward to? I feel like all the best parts of my life are over. I will never have a first love again, I will never be young again, and all that’s left is working a shit job where everyone else could give two shits less about craftsmanship so I can survive and then eventually dying.

A week ago I climbed on to the ledge of the parking garage and intended to jump. But I got scared and climbed back over and threw up everywhere. I feel like I am in a better place now, but I still don’t know what I am living for. It all feels so pointless. Does anyone else on devRant feel that way right now?

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    No, being a developer is a constantly changing area with new things to look forward to all the time.

    And there is so much more than that to look forward to.

    I was 30 when I got my first child and everything was new again and you had a million more things to look forward to.

    Don’t ever give up, if you feel that way, ask for help.

    All problems shrink when you have someone to talk to.
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    Our comfort zone is our prison.

    Get help. Do things differently every day.
    Do you have traveled and expirienced the marvels of the world?
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    Midlife existential crisis.... Yeah it's sucks, but it'll pass. Just hold on strong.

    Also, it's probably a good idea to get help, if only to help get a different perspective on your life.
    It might feel like there's no point doing it, but if you're in this state then there's also no point in having a point, so you might as well just do it.
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    Nope. Always new shit to learn (until the machines take our jobs / everything is quantum and beyond the comprehension of us mortals).

    Plus there’s always new shit on Netflix / pornhub if things ever get too dire.
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