I see some stress in my collegues and have experienced it myself. I've been in the workforce for 45 years and have 20 years business management and have been involved in programming and IT since it began to live in a PC in the mid-to-early 1980's.
Jack, you seem to have touched a nerve. Maybe the respect IT and software development folks is lacking in the world. I feel it. US techies are taking a great hit because of a lack of wisdom in the industry, especially the older developers. We've worked hard to gain skills and take on new challenges. How do you think this blog got established?
I don't mean to pick on you for your lack of understanding, however, you epitomize the misperception of age verses youth. I bet you are in your early 30's, and I could be wrong, you may be in your 20's. If you are in your 40's you better get with it because you are getting behind.
Jack is a metaphor for youth gone wild in a world of entitlement and deceit, a world that has lost its faith in a future for personal discipline and hope for a long career that might produce a retirement worth having. I believe the lack of faith in what we can become as we grow older is a prevalent demeanor among those who believe that no one cannot produce a lick of product worth buying because we've seen it all; A place where the McDonalds, fast food syndrome rules.
Wisdom is something to pursue. Caring for one another is important. Gotta have a wing man. We need to unite our efforts. Survival is important and truth is something you can sink your teeth into.
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