My Responses to comments on the Reddit Post “100 pieces of advice I wish I had been given when starting my career as a software developer 20 years ago”

The following are my audio responses to comments on my Reddit Post in r/cscareerquestions titled “100 pieces of advice I wish I had been given when starting my career as a software developer 20 years ago

#28 – Stop Playing Video Games

Original piece of advice:

You’re an adult. Act like one. Video games take irreplaceable hours of your life and flushes them down the toilet giving you nothing in return. If you want to be a professional eSports competitor, then go all-in on that life. If wining eSports tournaments is not your passion, then put down the controller and focus on things that matter in life.

My response:

#87 – Embrace capitalism

Original piece of advice:

If you are receiving a paycheck from a company in exchange for your labor, then you are part of a capitalistic system. It’s easy to be a replaceable cog in a big machine if you don’t understand that you are in a big machine. Learn the rules of capitalism, and position your career so that you’re the person in charge making the most money, and not the person working overtime for hardly any money.

My response: