In our industry, there are unfortunately many people who develop a “they were lucky enough to be here x years ago” way of thinking which is destructive to say the least. Look, you can’t control the past and instead of losing sleep over things you cannot control, why not focus on the present?
Ok, so you weren’t here in 1996.
You’re here now.
Being involved in an industry which didn’t even exist 20 years ago isn’t that bad, as I’m sure you’ll agree. In fact, all of us are pioneers and in the future, people will say the same thing about a person who is starting out today: “man, that person sure was lucky, if only I would have been around back in 2012/2013″
Being here today is a privilege, don’t take it for granted.
You owe it to yourself to develop a constructive attitude, so why let envy and bitterness get the best of you?