| ||Ask HN: How to not base self worth on your own work?|
71 points by keithy on May 1, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 63 comments |
|I'm a CS junior who is doing a lot of web development as of late.|
I just realized that all my life I've been basing my self worth on how awesome my programming projects are. That means if my project sucks then I go into a slump, and if my project turned out to be great then I am elated. I also judge people by how good their projects are or where they work and it leads to me not having a good social life. It's not the healthiest mindset I know.
Basically I have pretty bad self esteem and I feel like I compensate for it by trying to do more and more projects.
Has anyone gone through something like this and have any advice on how to deal with it?
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