Getting moderately good at programming has taken about 20 years longer than I expected.
"Now I am become Data, the destroyer of theories."
People pay you according to how valuable they find your work, not how hard you find it. Basic fact of life many don't understand.
I have given up newspapers in exchange for Tacitus & Thucydides, for Newton & Euclid, & I find myself much the happier. -- Thomas Jefferson