| ||Ask HN: Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?|
3 points by teejayvanslyke on July 30, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments |
|I've been in the tech industry my entire adult life. My grandpa taught me to program when I was six years old (QuickBASIC!). I'm self-employed and do well for myself. I've worked remotely my entire life and have never had a month where I didn't have paid work.|
But month after month, I continue to have this feeling that I'm not good enough. That the industry will inevitably leave me behind and that I'm doomed to eat dog food out of a can in my old age or something.
I'm 31 now, so I definitely have a slightly less euphoric view of the working world than I did when I was 21. I'm more experienced and less willing to take work I know won't be a good fit. But I also feel, well, "old".
How many of you suffer the same delusions? What do you do to cope?
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