Well since I took part in a (sorta) negative comment thread in this wholesome post, I wanted to also share what keeps me coming back.
For me it's the progress. I work at a grocery store. Haven't found a job yet that makes me want to stick around. I went to college and stopped cuz I don't know what I want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on as a career. I don't have a whole lot of marketable skills apart from talking to people. I can draw (copy) what others have drawn by sight. I can read pretty fast. That's it lol. So as sad as it is, this game keeps me from feeling like every aspect of my life has stayed frozen. It's one of the few things that I can actually look at myself and be like "yup, I'm getting better at this". I've played the game for years and love helping others in it. I can talk about it for hours, I can understand the LCS commentary and see where their conclusions on plays come from (could never do this with physical sports). I can teach about it, I can ...
Thanks for sharing your story. It’s not common to see people be vulnerable and transparent, particularly here.
It takes humility and bravery to put yourself out there. If you’re ever looking professional advice or coaching, hit me up in a dm.