Sometimes, all that keeps me going is curiosity.
I start thinking about how desperately I just want to bail, and yet, I can't help but want to see what the world is going to do, over the next forty or so years. Even if I don't have much hope for myself, I just feel technology is moving so fast..
The next century could be the most interesting in human history. It just seems crazy to miss it, if I don't have to. Even if I can't get much of anything else right, I should be able to hang on, clinging to whatever niche I can.