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@Hu-bot0x58 Thanks for your kind words! It took me nearly two years until I fully recovered, my new coworkers and friends helped me through it. I owe them big time.
If this was presented in a movie, I wud probably never watch the movie ( I wud have cried too much )
Awesome job on pulling urself back together... yaaaaaay 🎊🎊🎊🎊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
@Electrux Well, don't go reading my biography then (okay, I'll probably never write it, I'm just too lazy). I've been through worse, even before that - but that's not a story for DevRant.
What keeps me going is the belief that grudges and revenge are as irrelevant as forgiveness. You can't change the past, you can only accept it and live in the present. That... and caffeine. And on some days, one more than the other.
@Electrux Thank you, I hope so too and I'll do my part. I'll write that happy ending for the story of my life :)
Most inspirational/motivational/success/self-help stuff I read so far is bullcrap in my eyes anyway - utter magical thinking.
The sort of "Bill Gates gets up at 07:09 every morning and is rich, so if you get up at 07:09, you will be rich" - bull. Gates is rich because he had a couple good ideas, made a few smart moves (and quite a few unethical ones there, but I guess we all know that) and dealt with the right people at the right time.
On the other hand, getting up timely and making things move CAN of course make you successful.
What, I can't make something out of my life by staying in bed all day??? I don't really need a book to tell me that.
Who knows, maybe I will write a book one day. It'd be another dollar in my pocket and that I wouldn't complain about.
@ilPinguino so true... no formula works on anyone... it’s just how someone is most productive... that’s all that counts... and it’s always a personal preference... so hey... if ur not a morning person, more power to u... as long as ur able to do ur job properly and not harm urself or others in the process, ur good in my books ☺️
@Hu-bot0x58 Sure - I think that if you got the strength to keep going until you get lucky, you can also have success in your life. And if you're hit by a meteor, well, then that's it for you. If your first idea works out, then well, you were lucky. It's called survivorship bias and I admit I may be affected by that one.
However, there's more than luck in life.
Some start in the greenest plains with all they could ever want for and a gold vein right below their feet - and still fuck things up.
If you lie down and play dead, you can have all the luck in the world, your life will still be a failure.
I consider myself lucky I am alive and live in one of the richest countries on earth, even if I'm not rich. That's a luxury and a thing that I have. Even a rough start here is better than average!
Luck gives you opportunities - it's up to you to use them.
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