|When I read your constant posts of self doubt, I think to myself, "It's no wonder this guy is not successful, his attitude pretty much prevents it". |
I didn't start out like that, after 16 or so years of continually being told "you can't do it", "you have bitten off more than you can chew", "you're stupid, you don't understand it", "learn another language then come back to C++", etc. I'm constantly told, every time I hit a problem, to learn C, C#, Java, Haskell, Python, Lua, Perl, Ruby, Assembly, PHP, D, J, Erlang, etc.
Most of my problems are due to, when I seek help, I get criticized for trying to understand something I am hung up on. For example, when I kept continuously trying to understand and find a way around the collision response bug in my pong clones (as it kept appearing EVERY single time I wrote it from scratch) I got this reply from a few users "the fact you are still having issues with this just shows you aren't cut out to be a programmer because you can't figure out something so simple."