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Discussion on: What if you could change one thing about your career

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leob • Edited

Nothing!

Because as with everything in life, "it is what it is" ... there's no use theoreticizing "if only I had bought bitcoins, or Apple stocks or whatever, in 2000", because you can't predict what would have happened then - maybe you would have been rich and happy, or maybe you would have been rich, and UNhappy :-)

You can't predict things in life, just take them as they come and live "in the moment", I guess that's my point.

P.S. okay then - if I would really have taken a different decision in early life it might have been to go into theoretical physics instead of software, but I can't be sure if THAT would have been a good decision - I probably wouldn't have had the necessary talent for it!

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Alexandru-Dan Pop Author

Thanks for sharing! Agree on the - it is what it is part! Surely it's not obvious that having done things a certain way would have lead to success. And success is also subjective.

The target here is to learn from others.

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leob • Edited

Exactly, you can't really plan or "make" life, it's one big adventure, you'll never know what you come across and that's how things are invented and progress is made ... except maybe when you're the son or daughter of a millionaire or billionaire and your life course is charted from cradle to grave, but to me that sounds utterly boring :-)

But, I do recognize (of course) that there are "best practices" and you shouldn't ignore the wisdom that's out there - don't reinvent the wheel and always think you know better, learn from others and especially from experts ... but, the path you take through life and the decisions you take are your own.