Great food for thought, Chris!

I found that working in a company can also make time if what you're building is aligned with your views, compensated well, and can grow constantly.

Although I've been self-employed for seven years, sometimes I think about joining a company that is aligned with my views. What I miss about regular employment sometimes is the growth part because I rarely work with more experienced engineers.

Many who now enjoy self-employment as writers, SaaS founders, or solopreneurs once had mentors or jobs that taught them a lot and can write about that today.

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