Before anyone starts wondering in a few weeks or so: I've decided to leave this forum. I've had a lot of great and interesting interactions here, but in the end I spend way too much time here doing one of the following:
- Losing sleep arguing with someone who's more interested in trolling than having an actual conversation. It would be nice to have serious conversations with people who have different political views from time to time, but I've come to realize that this is nearly impossible on this forum. Every time an interesting conversation develops (yes, they exist, even in the garage) someone destroys it after less than 12 hours.
- Reading stories about how much people hate their jobs and this industry. It's important to vent and a lot of these stories are funny. However, I've noticed that I have slowly started to hate my profession. Not my job in particular, but this industry in general. This is not exactly a healthy attitude towards the profession you'll probably have for the rest of your life.
- Getting trolled by professionals. It can be fun from time to time, but it has made me become an asshole to the people around me IRL, since I've started to accept this as a normal form of human interaction. And I don't want this development to continue.
For these reasons, I'll delete my password from the database now. I was using a throwaway email anyway, so I will not be able to restore it.
I'm not posting this to get a particular response, I simply think that leaving a community I've been interacting with as much as I have with you without an explanation would be rude. I will not be reading the replies to this post. I'm definitely curious what the reactions to this post will be and whether they're mostly negative or positive, but I have to quit cold turkey now.
Thanks for all the fish!