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That applies to anyone with enough savings to sustain a reasonable period of unemployment and enough skills that a variety of organizations would want to have you. In the computer field, that should be most decent programmers that have been out of college for more than 18 months or so.

I don't really understand this idea of being tied to a job. I'm not wealthy, I'm not financially independent. But if something better comes along, I do have the freedom to go do that instead. It doesn't really take all that much - a few years living expenses and a few marketable skills give you all the cushion you need.

And then, of course, you're faced with the "what do I do with my life" question. But I thought all 20-somethings (well, all middle-class 20-somethings in developed nations) faced that.

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