I recently made some progress in my life (eating better, dressing better, started wagecucking after years of being NEET) but there's this part of me that just wants to quit and fall back into NEETing because I feel like I'm so far behind where I should be. How do you guys deal with this?
The hare would never have lost the race if he hadn't decided to slow down and take it easy.
If you're not getting ahead, you're falling behind. Never stop pushing.
I started my diploma program at 30. I was the oldest person in the class by 5 years; there were 17 year old straight out of college talking to me like I was fucking ancient.
> Being older than everyone was a huge advantage.
I wasn't afraid of the teachers; I was a customer, they were employees. I knew how to manage my time; if I couldn't do an assignment, I didn't. If I was too tired for a class, I didn't go, and used my time to rest or study at home. I worked twice as effectively as the kids trying to do everything 100%, or the ones who focused on tiny things and missed the big picture.
> I graduated three years ago.
Before graduating my highest paying job ever was $14 an hour. My co-op job was $17, and my first job after graduating was $24 an hour; it's now $28 an hour.
In short: Go to school, finish your program, get a job, and your life will be better.
You're awesome, man. Mature folks in college always make the best leaders of study groups in labs and physic/math/engineering courses.
I probably wouldn't even have transferred to a decent school and be en route to my master's if it weren't for olderbros. Always handing out life advice and perspectives like it ain't no thang.