You keep trying and failing until you succeed. When you succeed once, you’ll know if you can contribute or not, and what you’ll need to begin contributing.
Either way, you’ll never find out if you have enough until you try. You don’t need to be a ninja at writing code, or the greatest engineer in the world. Being fascinated…
You seem a bit bittersweet about the whole thing. Seems like you’re letting your baby grow up.
Good on you, though. I’ve spent far too much time on the frontier, and now I’m addicted. When this enlightenment does come though, I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle it.
Fucking hell, I feel old.
Most of us weren’t born with the ability to bend reality.
Sure, we’re delusional, but that is only in passing. Soon enough, we’ll wise up to how real things actually are.
I’m glad you caught the better wind off that gust. The older I grow, the darker things seem to be, the worse people are.