10 years Happiness curve .. What were you doing in 09 vs in 19 and Are you happier? I will start. I was laid off in 2009, feeling sorry for myself Vs gainfully employed and happy but restless sometime

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2009 - homeless veteran 2019 - promotion year at big 4 to C, defending master thesis this upcoming week. Bought a house in 18, got married. Almost teared up reflecting and typing this snippet out, I’m a lucky fella

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Hated myself then, hate myself now. I just have more money

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I’m 09 I was in 9th grade and thought I was going to be a doctor. Now I make powerpoints for a living and have difficulty explaining what I do to people.

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I was in high school. If you told my high school self where I am now, I think he’d be happy. However id go back to high school for sure

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Much happier (and healthier) in 2009. Had a relatively easy yet stimulating 9-5 job with little oversight and decent compensation. In hindsight, moving to management consulting was a terrible decision from a happiness perspective. Hmmmm.

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Was in high school playing StarCraft and counterstrike. Good times

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09 - graduated high school. Starry eyed and hopeful to make this world a better place. 19 - Got a full time offer. Lost myself. Hit quarterlife crisis. Found myself. Switched careers. And here I am.

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I was selling stocks on the phone in 09 right at the time of market crash and getting yelled at by people :)

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In high school. Popular, broke, delusional, happy. Id go back in a heartbeat 💛

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In high school. Unpopular, depressed, and the full spectrum of self diagnosed ailments people bs themselves with. Things have never been better than they are now.

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In 09 I was working with a group of incredibly toxic people in a boutique consulting firm. Got out of it in 10, joined KPMG a couple of years later, and couldn’t be happier to be here in 2019. Thanks for the 10-year perspective reminder

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09 - Graduated from high school in June and entered Northwestern, starry-eyed and ready to leave behind my miserable high school years 19 - I’ve learned a lot about myself these past 10 years. My career took many twists and turns (starting from considering law school to interviewing with Google and its likes to ending up in consulting... bouncing to industry and ultimately returning to consulting): All of which has only made me a better consultant, manager, and future senior member of XYZ firm.

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I had recently graduated undergrad, started grad school and was working part time in a lab

Associate consulting job start date pushed due to recession, took job in banking instead, but was able to keep sign on bonus from consulting offer to pay off grad school loans since HR felt bad about pushing start date 3 times by 6+ months already so not all was lost. Took a few years but eventually made it back to consulting

At a (different) big 4. I had a great network and worked with friends. Got lured away by a recruiter. It was a mistake to leave but the money was too good to pass up.

I moved across the country that summer due to my dad getting a new job, and had to start my senior year of high school at a brand new school and city. I would say I was pretty carefree that year, made a lot of friends, and had a lot of fun, but I didn’t have big plans for myself in life. Now, I’ve hit a lot of milestones and have focused probably too much on my career. Happier? No. Much more successful on paper than I ever thought I would be at this age? Yes.

miserable working for Big Blue. was planning an exit

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