You are in a transitional period which I specifically excluded, but this game is obviously not "meaningless" to you and many others (although your response was a typical psychological defense that was to be expected), and especially not any more or less meaningless than lots of other stuff, such as NYG football which is also meaningless, as well as many careers, even law careers. The way you talk about your job right now sounds like every 20-something that just got their first big job. I hope you can keep up the enthusiasm, but the odds are not on your side. It's cool that you want to work so much that you are too tired to do anything else (at first) but if you do this for your entire career you have indeed failed at life.
If someone wins the lottery and does not quit their job there is something wrong with them for 99.9% of the population.
Anyways sorry for the rant but the main reason I responded was because I wanted to make sure you knew my first post was not an attack on you, and felt your reply was an attack on me. Lots of people were posting about RL stuff which yes happens but I think society has become way too busy for what it actually produces overall, and just felt I had to clarify a little bit. Best wishes, and I'm done talking about non-SC related topics here, as usual I should not have posted a few nights ago after indulging in a few drinks.
I'm playing really, really terribly the last couple days. Prob winning 20-30% of games. Don't even really know why, just losing to early pressure when I'm unprepared or 8-10 minute timing pushes. Really frustrating. I felt like I've been playing so well in general up until the last couple days too, was eyeing Platinum but now I've played myself down to 15th in my division