• Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 5 years ago

    Just remember. Technology - and technology companies - exists outside of Silicon Valley too. You don't have to work for SV companies. I have built a solid career developing software for companies well outside of the US-corporate sphere.

    I mean, at the end of the day, virtually all of human existence is totally pointless as on a universal timescale anything we could possibly ever achieve is just a blip on the overall radar and will extinguish into nothingness even faster than it appeared... But if you focus on the hopelessness of it all, you miss the beauty that unfolds in front of you.

    105 points
    • Dennis EusebioDennis Eusebio, 5 years ago

      Best comment ever on DN

      7 points
    • Wesley HainesWesley Haines, 5 years ago

      We are all just strings.

      1 point
    • James Young, 5 years ago

      I agree with Aaron. SV is the worst, I did my time there in the 90's and I can only imagine it's gotten worse.

      I make a good living working from home choosing which projects I want to work on. I tend towards medical applications and applications that are specific to high cognitive load users (traders, oil riggers and first responders). I see results and I know I have made life easier for some and hopefully, my designs have in some small way helped a person in distress.

      Don't get hung up on titles especially in UX, they change seasonally. I think I've had 5 or 6 over the last 23 years. I don't use product designer, it's misleading and conforming.

      Think about places like Chicago, Miami, Houston, Dallas, NYC, UX is in high demand in each of those cities you'll learn grow and find a place that isn't all about the next click funnel.

      4 points
    • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 5 years ago

      I want to turn this quote into a wallpaper and read it every day.

      2 points