5-10 years back, what did you think you would be doing at this current point in your life?
>10 years ago: thought I would be working with ad companies designing ads, making $80k+/yr, have a relationship and maybe a baby on the way
>5 years ago: a self-sustaining job making maybe $50k/yr, free from my parents, great at a competitive video game from all my free time, and if I didn't accomplish anything I will probably kill myself before I reach 25
Now? I just continue to exist.
I thought id be done with school, have a gf, a nice job, in shape, and fairly happy.
In essence the exact opposite happened. I turned to drugs at 17 at first to fit in the it just turned into something I liked to do because it numbed me down and made me less spastic in front of people. Now im a struggling musician/artist whos too autistic to make any connections whatsoever basically dooming myself immediately.
suicide, jail, loony bin or neetdom
aspirations were beaten out of me pretty early
5-10 years ago I still knew I was going to be a loser and end up like this, hell even looking back way further before I even hit highschool I knew I was going to end up this way. I know myself too well, sometimes I wish I didn't.
>10 years ago: no idea, maybe a game or other programmer, live alone in a small apartment in a big city
>5 years ago: programmer or software designer, Bachelor's degree in IT or CS, perhaps also a Master's degree in the same field.
>now: Bachelor's degree in IT, used to be a programmer and a software designer until two years ago, now a NEET
5 years ago I was enjoying the fuck out of video games and manga thinking I'd probably get a gf some day and had the fear that I might not lose my virginity before 18 if everything goes wrong.
Everything went wrong. I don't even remember what I thought ten years ago but I'm sure I was playing gamecube or something.
>5-10 years back, what did you think you would be doing at this current point in your life?
Nothing. I'm 23 and my 13 year old self knew what was up even then.