unfortunately. It happens just as often to people taking a less
conventional path. It's sad enough when you see it happen to a friend
of yours. When it happens to you, it's even worse.
The good news
is, it's easy enough to avoid. Especially with experience. Suddenly you
realize that you're just not into the same things you once were. You
used to be into staying up late all night, going to parties, now you'd
rather stay in and read a book. Sure, it sounds boring, but hey,
sometimes "boring" can be a lot of fun. Especially if it's on your own
I've noticed at work that it takes an amount of work, and I think receptive leadership, to keep new experiences coming. For the most part, each day in the office has me considering new problems and new ideas. This, in a way was something I requested and have been lucky to receive.
My short time on this planet has shown me that not everyone desires this. I can't say yet whether those people are better or worse to have on a team; they certainly are necessary to get work done.
But I now see how easy one can fall into the trap of repetition, some of which are obvious and some of which are not.
And that is one of my quickest paths to destruction.