But when you’ve always known an air conditioned dorm or office, semi-comfy chair, water cooler, pin-pong, and “free soda”, it is much easier to feel superior or to think yourself special.
Because I’m thinking of retiring this year, I have been contemplating a short essay outlining what my working life has consisted of.
The general theme would be, “I’ve implemented and developed technology that’s saved corporations tens of millions of dollars. In the process, I’ve put tends of thousands of people out of work. I’ve been well known as a professional on three continents, and been in demand as a keynote speaker at various technological conferences and events. “
“To sum all that up, I’ve accomplished precisely nothing of any lasting value.”
To your point.