Re: get creative
%Hmmm...seems to be a lot of whining here.
%Last time I checked, this was a free market
%economy (at least here in the good ol' US of A)
%built on individuals taking risks and providing
%goods & services other folks would pay for.
%Mind you , I'm an old -timer by the stds of most
%folks commenting here, but may have a special
%persepective...I graduated from college in the
%Detroit area in the early 80's...unemployment
%was *at least* 25% (yeah thats right, 1 out of 4)
%and alumini that had graduated 3 or 4 years earlier
%were *sleeping in the halls of the career center
%to SIGN UP FOR* an interview!
%Games are really swell, but I doubt they're going
%to cure cancer. I realize game programming isn't
%easy, but maybe its time to start thinking about
%translating those skills to something more
%1. Build an Open Source product. Not start,
%but BUILD. And make it something USEFUL!
%You probably have a PC or you wouldn't be
%2. Start your own company. It takes guts and
%perserverence (sp?) and you'll quickly
%find out who your friends are...but you'll definitely
%LEARN something they don't teach at most (any?)
%3. In the meantime, if you live in or near the USA,
%I strongly recommend a tour of National
%Parks. A day hike in the Grand Canyon,
%up Glacier Basin @ Rainier,
%or up the Grand Teton
%can put a lot of things in perspective. And its
%a pretty cheap trip. (Just don't all show up
%when I'm there (c:)
%I realize this diatribe may seem like salt on
%an open wound, but trust me, there
%are people who are in FAR more dire straits
%than you. You are probably smart, gifted,
%and seek challenges, making you a very
%important commodity in ANY economy.
%The secret is deciding to forge your own
%destiny, rather than letting others define it.
%(Boy that sounded WAY too Yoda-esque!)
%JR "Bob" Dobbs