Losing hope, don't know what to do

Totaaally, learning music makes you solving better the troubles. (Really, idk how that it works)

Yeah wim hof method is awesome! Do you use it as well? I’ve been doing some ice baths lately but not too much ice yet

Ankit tension na lo ; because hardwork beats the talent when talent doesnot work hard. You never know what tomorrow may bring!! I believe God gives you the grace to do what you heed to do…

Hey, I will be quick:

I am 27 years old.

I started learning web development the 6th of April this year (through FreeCodeCamp and Udemy). I rushed most of FreeCodeCamp’s certifications (at that time there were 6).

The 7th of September, after just 5 months, I was starting as a Junior Backend Developer.

I don’t feel like being late at all. Just have to keep working harder than the teenagers to catch up. :slight_smile:

Three important points:

  1. If you take FreeCodeCamp, do the projects. As simple as that.
  2. Portfolio. You have to build things. If you can do something, you have learned that.

…Keep in mind you get paid to Google things up. You don’t need much memorization.

  1. Apply to jobs. Even if you think you are not ready yet. For some companies, you probably are.

…Don’t be too picky on your first job, maybe? :slight_smile:

Hope it helped. I am sure you will be a real pro at 27!


Yessir. Albeit I don’t have a bath in my apartment so a shower has to be sufficient for now!

Before covid hit me and the girlfriend were scheduled to a ‘certified’ course of the breathing techniques etc but everything became cancelled of course.

Perhaps if more people learned this method than covid would be like getting your hands dirty :). In a way it’d definitely wouldn’t hurt as the method also essentially trains you in oxygen (and co2(yes we actually need a small amount of this apparently)) deprivation.

Also I happen to like the cold if I’m not at my desk working. Makes you feel alive.

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Awesome! I had that same limitation when I was trying this out a year ago. I hope you guys get your certification still soon. It’s pretty cool you are into the Wim Hof method together.

It was a unfortunate that the pandemic conversation almost never had anything to do with citizens boosting immunity which is not limited to just cold water exposure.

I find it perfect for me because I used to absolutely hate cold water. I think it is that much better and a more conveniently available of a challenge, now I look forward to the cold bath/ shower generally more than I look forward to working out.

@Ankit006 Don’t give up! You got this! Coding is tough and takes patience. Take some time to think about things and don’t rush. Really understand your code. Sometimes just turning off the computer and relaxing for a while can be good. I have even found that I have got some answers to coding problems. Keep going you got this! :smile:


Indian here I just want to say don’t worry about your age and degree It doesn’t matter what degree you have and you are at perfect age If you have made some projects then built a portfolio and showcase your project there and start applying for jobs in angle list as a frontend or full stack(if you are good at it). don’t give up India is not so different from US in terms of IT industry. There are lots of Indian who got their first job without and degree and I’m doing same I’m at 12th grade and after 12th I’m gonna start applying for job before going to collage and If I got one(which I’m sure I’ll get) I’ll not go to collage If you want to know what kind of portfolio to built then you can get Inspiration from my site https://siddharthroy.netlify.app/
PS: I’m also from middle class family and small city

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When are young people going to realise that the computer does not care how old the fingers are that are typing on its keyboard? Those people who think 22 is too old are not worth your time. Ignore them and prove them wrong. How old are those people telling you that you are too old?

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22 is definitely not “too old” but there is definite ageism out there in the tech world. When people get into their 40s, there are definitely some places that raise an eyebrow. Not many, but definitely some.


First of all we all need to understand that programming isn’t an easy task,it’s not something you just stumble into and know everything in just one touch.
It’s something hard that you need to be dedicated and have passion for and be ready to learn and fail as well since there are times you will spend almost a whole day writing lines of code that only result into compiler errors on the terminal and at times like this we get frustrated and just give up and that’s where you just go on no matter the cost.Most beginners and even pros and experts go through this from time to time and just get up even after writing 1000 lines of code they still find a way to fix it and go on.
For most beginners,it’s a fact that you will encounter multiple errors from time to time especially for self-taught-programmers and from time to time you will feel like giving up but you should just get back up.Even for people like Jeff Benzos or Bill Gates,they also used to encounter such issues but they got back up and look where that got them.So also as for you,you should just get back up and continue with the long-tough journey and at the end you wont be disappointed and will be happy of your progress ahead.
So above all,dont give up just go on.Take sometime and learn,code then do it again and again and at the end you will be a pro or even an expert with professional skills in programming.So dont give up,just go on and keep up and dont rush since it also takes time to process writing codes especially for a language like C# or even C++ and at times just look up to the sky at night or even at the day and view the stars and just smile for all the things you’ve been able to do and overcome and just know your hardwork came in with a reward at the end.
All in all dont give up,learn,code and do it again and again at the end of the day you’ll be able to say that you did something productive.
Hope this will help you. :slight_smile:
Thank you for your time. :slightly_smiling_face:


Hi Ankit!

You are certainly not too old for this! :smiley:
I’m 48 and I’m slowly but surely making my way through the curriculum. It does have it’s challenges, I must admit. But anything that is worthwhile in life requires effort. Keep focused by visualizing the end result. This will help you on you journey!

I wish you success!

Leo Gomez
Texas USA


Hello, Ankit.

TLDR: I think learning how to code here is a step in the right direction. Look after your health, always be curious about new things, and don’t lose hope. I wish you the best. :grinning:

First of all, without a doubt looking after your physical and mental health is your #1 priority. I hope you make a full recovery.

Second of all, I’m 48 years old with an Arts degree, which I earned after screwing up my studies in zoology. I found FCC back in 2016, and the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript cirriculum helped me overcome my doubts about my ability to learn and use technology. I ended up going to a tech school to learn networking and started working in IT. Now I’m back here, refreshing my skills for web development, because the pandemic has convinced me that I just can’t rely on jobs where I need to be physically present.

If a guy well into middle-age, and who has struggled at times with depression, can keep trying and learning, then so can you. You are on the right path, even if you decide to do something else with your life. As for having an Arts degree, it is not a waste of time: I learned a lot about effective communication from my studies, which served me well in the various jobs I’ve worked in. It also reminded me that whatever my problems are, history is full of stories where people had it much worse that I ever did, so I’m careful to be thankful for the things in my life that are good, and to keep trying to overcome the things I’m unhappy with. I’m sure that you will find reason to value your Arts studies as you build your career.

Also, there are always people who are going to tell you that you’re too old, or not smart enough, or don’t have the connections, or you’re learning the wrong thing… The list goes on and on. Don’t listen to those people. A lot of my classmates from tech school, as well as a lot of the people I currently work with and for, had experiences similar to yours, but they kept learning and made a life for themselves.

I know you can do it. It may not be easy, but stick with it, always look to learn new things, and eventually good things will happen! All the best! :smile:


Well, I’ve read your story and it sounds maybe due your background or family influence you look at things through bit of a hardcore spectrum. I’m 25, finished just some sort of accountancy course and just started to learn programming bit more than a week ago. I sometimes feel stressed since coding is basically the last thing I can do in my life also I’m confident that through the years I’ve had this sort of thinking before and it all ended-up well. So just do your things and I’m sure you’ll be just fine. Also, 22 is still young!


you are still very very young

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Translates to :-
Ankit! God bless you very much brother. Hello and hugs from Venezuela:
I know life is full of obstacles and problems and honestly, I know how you feel right now: frustrated? Getting tired? Chopped up? If so, I want to tell you that I have lived in that scene repeatedly until I count 10.
But, personally I would like to give you a heart-to-heart advice, based on what I have been able to experience and how I have been able to get out of these crises: A greater future.
You and I, although we are in different places, smells and distances, we have ALWAYS pursued something, but the best goals, those that keep the engine of men alive until the end, is love.
So I ask you where do you put your love? Since I was 18 I changed my compass and I decided to put it in Christ Jesus where not everything is rosy: there are betrayals, failures and mistakes but only in Jesus there is hope, the true reason why you live and (even more importantly): the motivation for which to continue and not abandon until the end.

Before, my strength was exhausted because everything was for me, to fill a single stomach and a single heart but now; in Jesus, the reason is thousands and everything I do I do it out of love for Him.

There are things that only HE can do: give true and deep meaning to life, but there are things that only you (or God) can touch: your will. Your ability to decide to approach Him in prayer, lay down your life and change, you know, those habits of study and thought that are harmful.

Do not give up.
Push more.
Look up to the sky, if your heart is still hungry: there is a shepherd to follow.
Look around you, if there are still people: there are reasons to love, serve and insist.

It is told to you by someone whose country, being the richest in Latin America, of parents who traveled by many beliefs, tells you after years of good and bad experiences: Only in Jesus is your true purpose and He knows what you should leave and take.

Blessings! You are loved: heart:!

PS: I recommend you, do not get out of something until you finish it, doing it ahead of time conditions your brain to give up faster exponentially.

“I don’t know who will be the most unhappy in life, but I do know something: people who serve others are always happier than those who don’t”

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@Ankit006 No, matter what your age is you can still learn to code

And here are some Motivational Quotes for you

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn”