I never thought I would become a programmer. Moreover, when I was forming as a person and thinking about my future profession, I did not know at all that there was such a profession as a programmer. Yes, yes. There were no computers in my childhood.
We spent our time outside: soccer, hockey, fishing and other unpretentious amusements of the 70s-80s. It was fun, though. We did not know such diseases as allergies at all. I spent my summers in the countryside and was healthy and happy.
They did not pay me any salary at all. I want to remind people sympathetic to the modern opposition of this. So that people could compare and understand the difference. And all the whining about how we are now living in a bad way. Those who whine just do not know what is really bad.
Anyway, I had to survive somehow, and I remembered my childhood passion for electronics. I started fixing all sorts of electronic devices: tape recorders, car stereos, radio telephones, VCRs, etc.
Why am I telling you all this?
First, because some people are interested in personal stories.
Second, to reassure you that you never know who you're going to be or what you're going to do. Of course, this does not mean that planning your life is pointless. But we must always remember that we can not foresee absolutely all external factors that may affect our destiny. Therefore, you should not be upset if something does not work the first time or does not work at all.