One of my colleague mentioned something about this before:
It is scary that our chance of settling down with a suitable life partner depends on the number of people we know or met.
It’s true. But personally I think it is not something crucial to think about. However, from the same conceptual thinking but twisting it to a different angle, it is somewhat related to what I have been dealing with.
My chance of obtaining a better career experience, improving personal growth and expanding physical wealth is somehow limited to my geographical location and where I live.
To think about all the opportunities that I have to let go – just because I don’t want to (or I can’t) move to other countries – is a bit sad actually. Of course people are saying I should take the risk and just grab the opportunity while I’m still young. But there’s always things that is going to pull me back. Family, for example. Since my father passed away, I don’t think I can afford to leave them behind to just “living my own dream”.
Looking at the industry, if you’re in the Valley, your chance to going big is higher. Either in terms of the business you’re founding, or just in expanding your exposure and influence towards bigger opportunity.
I believe that no matter where we are – as long as we have the right motivation, the right skills, the right attitude – we should be able to expand ourself. At the same time, we should get enough reputation and appreciation based on our contribution – which should result in the same level of success as to what we are seeing in the other part of the world.