I feel like I’m wasting my life in USA.

Palo Alto Networks reactjsman
May 12 25 Comments

Does anyone feel the same ? Chasing behind H1 / Greencard, TC rat race, shallow friendships, show off travel pics on social media. I feel like we aren’t doing anything here except paying monthly bills.

It’s just my openion. Just think when we are on death bed does all these things we are doing here to keep the race matter at all ?

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  • Oracle bT43cv
    So when are you moving?
    May 12 7
    • Palo Alto Networks reactjsman
      OP
      I want to, because the title says
      May 12
    • Oracle bT43cv
      I hear you. But I am quite certain you won’t.
      May 12
    • If you want to move, do it immediately. Like right now. Otherwise it will be a year or two forever.
      May 12
    • VMware / Eng liftkarade
      Yes I know a lot of people who used to say/ still say they will move back. No one has moved till now. Was wondering if all those people move back my priority date will come a bit sooner :)
      May 12
    • Intel / Other seabay
      This has become a classic now... In the next couple of years. No harm in that as long as you make a solid plan. I am pretty sure you cannot just wake up one fine day and leave. It takes planning... So take your time to make a plan and strategize
      May 12
  • Salesforce n00bmstr69
    Depends - What would you do elsewhere? Why do you need to chase H1? Work here for as long as you can, head to another country (home?) and work again. Less expectations = more happiness
    May 12 0
  • Salesforce lololl
    Its all for early retirement
    May 12 2
    • Amazon mUwn3e
      True, you get paid bank. But then past low mid 6 figures you're hit with a 40% tax bracket (in SV)
      May 12
    • Intel / Eng Who.Dis
      You don’t want that extra money, donate it to me.

      You hate taxes anyway. It’s such a pain to file at the higher level. Who want to guarantee Uncle Sam more money? Rid yourself of the shackles of Uncle Sam and donate to Who.Dis right now.
      May 13
  • Indeed wofjamakz
    Capitalism is a prison that binds us all. The only things you will remember on your deathbed are your family, your friends, and whether or not you paid them enough attention.
    May 12 1
    • New / Eng
      unHappyBee

      New Eng

      PRE
      Samsung Electronics
      unHappyBeemore
      Capitalism in right light gave tremendous life advantages too...everything can be transient and overrated...including family and friends...
      Self enriched soul and personal development can help you fend of depression..having many concentric circles is helpful too.
      May 12
  • Amazon mUwn3e
    USA is the shallow blonde b** that everyone chases because she comes from a rich family and the papers brag about her. When you finally get a date with her you realize shes not that all special and that the girl next door was actually just as good if not better. The more people realize the US is not special and just ez money the better
    May 12 0
  • Logitech oXrB48
    I think you just need to meet more friends here. Pretty boring after a while if you're only working here.
    May 12 2
    • VMware / Eng liftkarade
      This is a good suggestion but I don't know something happened to me, I don't want to make new friends or keep in touch with existing friends. I been ignoring everyone. Sometimes I get worried I will live a lonely life. I probably will go to therapy after done with FAANG interviews.
      May 12
    • Logitech oXrB48
      A lot of fake people in Silicon Valley. Maybe too many of the wrong friends.
      May 12
  • How long do you want to waste your life this way? And why?
    May 13 0
  • Starbucks picup
    Stop complaining
    Jun 4 0
  • Reltio pLex44
    I understand you bro...Chasing money sacrificing other important things is not for everyone
    May 13 0
  • Axtria DesiLaunda
    I feel the same
    May 13 0
  • New / Eng
    unHappyBee

    New Eng

    PRE
    Samsung Electronics
    unHappyBeemore
    it is any different in your country? If you are from india, all these factors are much worse, esp in IT towns, Banglore, pune, mumbai...

    Impossible EMi, catastrophic weather and pollution..and social shallow..
    Throwin ugly politico scene...

    Waiting for h1,gc is still better brt
    May 12 0
  • Microsoft bucc
    Start a family?
    May 12 0
  • New MVxb56
    I feel you man. But on the bright side, you do make a lot more money than SWE in other countries. So it depends on what your goals are.
    May 12 0