Wasted Youth?

Wasted Youth?

Posted by Aditya on Fri, 2008-09-26 23:20 in

This comment is pure gold. It came from a Startup Hacker, Troy Simpson, in the context of a discussion centered around the point that whether programmers waste their youth in front of the terminal.

People often feel like they wasted their youth regardless of how they spent it. They always feel they could have done more, could have been more. I have heard the same stories from friends who made it to a very high level in sports - they feel they dedicated too much of their life just to one purpose too. The same goes with the socialites - they often feel they just wasted too much time at parties and all those blend together with time.
It actually reminds me of a key point in my life when I was talking with a close friend of mine. He had just returned from an amazing trip backpacking through South America for 4 months and he told me he was envious of how I could be so stable and driven towards my one goal of starting my own company. I was shocked, because I felt the exact opposite and wished I had went on that trip with him.
Such is life, and it is full of compromises.

very nice! but that's very

very nice!

but that's very true too... There's a proverb to describe the same... "The grass is always greener on the other side!


Posted by Rishi (not verified) on Sat, 2008-09-27 00:21

One thing I do rue about mine... I should have studied a bit harder at School/College :-)

Posted by Rajan (not verified) on Sat, 2008-09-27 00:22

Given an opportunity most people would definitely like to change something about their lives.
It’s simple human nature, whether it’s their childhood, their looks, certain crucial decisions that could have had the magnitude of a life altering effect.

I wish I had my own personal genie…. I wish… yah right, like that would ever be possible in this lifetime!!

Posted by Pooja (not verified) on Fri, 2008-10-31 14:32
As the saying goes ....

The grass is always greener on the other side, the meal looks tastier and better on the table across yours at a restaurant and the wife/girlfriend of a stranger appears more ravishing and engimatic ....

Its the way of the world - we crave for all that is not ours and undermine the value of all that we have achieved.

Posted by Aneesha (not verified) on Wed, 2009-04-08 08:00