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Here's the problem: "I have spent 2 years trying to learn django, why should I waste it? I'm 19 years old now..."

A) 2 years of programming experience in any language is not a waste of time even if you never touch that language again, B) Sunk costs, if the previous 2 years were a mistake, then don't repeat that mistake by sticking to a language and framework you don't like. C) 2 years is nothing.




D) You're fricken' 19. You're supposed to be "wasting time". You can't find the right path for you until you determine some of them are dead ends.

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Absolutely. He needs to be spending time reading literature and visiting art museums and hiking in the woods and fooling around with girls. There's plenty of time to work when you're old.

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As I sit at my desk at age 20 with a cup of coffee. :(

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At 20 I was running around playing GI Joe in the forest. It wasn't until 23 that I realized that shit was real.

At 35 now I certainly don't consider any of that time wasted. I would suggest if you are "frowning" now - as you put in your comment - to get out and do something that doesn't make you frown... the cup of coffee will still be there, I guarantee it.

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