There was a time where people went to a university to get extra skills that would put them above and beyond what other people would have. Unfortunately so many people go to college these days that a lot of programs have been watered down. Even science programs have been weakened by the extreme overpopulation in academia.
Being around complainers actually improves my own outlook. The very awareness of the chronic negativity is a reminder to think differently, since I find it a slippery slope to dwell only on the negative.
Definitely some brilliant marketing strategies there. I definitely try to respond to questions that my readers have, but I don’t do a good enough job ensuring that I can reach out to them when I have an answer. I’m working on building an email list, which is still one of the most powerful marketing tools there is, but I’ve been far too lazy and need to get on top of things.