How do I stop being such a doomer?

I am a late 20s male who feels like the world is constantly crashing in on him.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not depressed or anything because I’m still functional and spend a lot of my time coding and learning data structures and algorithms so I can secure a high-paying job as a software engineer, but with the threat of AI replacing developers on the horizon, I feel like time is running out.

I know I’m not very intelligent because if I were, I would’ve figured my life out a long time ago and become rich like all these crypto and NFT kids… It’s insane how there are so many scammers out there selling courses on bullcrap like high ticket sales, sales funnels, dropshipping, O*F* management, etc., seemingly making money without effort, and I’m just here trying to bust my ass for a long shot at a FAANG job.

I didn’t go to college because I didn’t get any financial aid (long story I don’t want to get into, but in short, my parents didn’t want to give me their info for FAFSA), and I broke into the tech world around the time ChatGPT came out, so the job market is pretty rough for newer developers like me.

In short, I guess I just feel like I got a very late start, but the timing seemingly couldn’t be any worse.

Anybody else feel similarly? Any suggestions for how I can stop being this way?

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