Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Silicon Valley Angst Levels Startling Given Copious Amounts Of Glitz, Glory, Glamour

"A few weeks ago, a programmer friend and I were talking about unhappiness, in particular the kind of unhappiness that arises when you are 21 and lavishly educated with the world at your feet. In the valley, it’s generally brought on by one of two causes: coming to the realization either that your start-up is completely trivial or that there are people your own age so knowledgeable and skilled that you may never catch up." [Via]

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Maybe these bright lights would like to take their chins out of their coffee cups and program a Happiness App.

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

How about the realization that your *life* is completely trivial? But that seldom occurs to people in The Valley.

(Note that's The Valley, not the valley, because The Valley is more than just a place, it's a state of mind, or mindlessness.)

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@Ralph Haygood Nah, you got it wrong. The only reason you and I are happy is because we are too stupid to realize that if you can't make a billion over night, life is not worth living!

I guess the difference between now and 1999 is that now I have no desire to live in San Francisco again?

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