August 18th, 2020
Before people find their calling in life, I believe there is “the moment”.
It’s romantic to envision this happening as some sort of sudden realization, like right when Peter Parker realizes his superhuman powers.
It’s that moment where you realize you must do this new thing for the rest of your life.
For me, it was when I built my first web app. I realized I could make anything I wanted simply by writing and modifying code on my laptop.
After this realization, nothing was the same. I only wanted more of it. I needed to figure out how I could build my life around it, and make it my career.
For some people, this happens “moment” happens early in life. Some later in life. For some people, it never happens.
People should optimize for the moment.