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I mean how can you leave competitive programming when you are so good at?

 
 
 
 
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Why did Usain Bolt retire while he is still the fastest man on Earth??!

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Maybe because they have a job and prefer to spend their free time with family!

As Petr says :

"Do not spend all your time on training or studying — this way you will probably become very exhausted and unwilling to compete more. Whatever you do — have fun. Once you find programming is no fun anymore — drop it. Play soccer, find a girlfriend, study something not related to programming, just live a life — programming challenges are only programming challenges, and nothing more. Don't let them become your life — for your life is much more interesting and colorful."


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    that was awesome! but now studying is the only thing we can do in quarantine :)

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    "programming challenges are only programming challenges, and nothing more. Don't let them become your life — for your life is much more interesting and colorful"
    

    I wish, coders of India(including me) understood this. We make competitive programming a sort of placement material. Like, if you don't do cp, you will not get a good job :(

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      Speak for yourself: that's not true.

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        You know, thats the problem with us. We are not ready to accept reality.

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          maybe that's true in your case but not in every Indian case. you should accept this!!

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          I started CP 5 days after getting a job !

          Not everyone does it for better job/pay

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      That's just you. Even as an electrical engineer I do cp and I'll continue doing it as long as I enjoy it.

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        Oh okay. Maybe I assumed wrong. In my university, seniors be like, Spoj, Codeforces karlo, Goldman Sachs Amazon pakki. Though I do cp because I like problem solving, but I did face this, so just told my view :)

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      Maybe this debate can be settled once and for all? Can anyone share, for all of us

      1. Atleast 15 Indians who are doing CP for more than 4 years(except IOI guys, after college)

      2. At least 20 Indians who have not made a LinkedIn post after reaching purple/orange?

      It cannot be completely denied that doing CP helps in interview prep. The 1st round is coding round for internships/jobs. I could solve many questions in my interview test only because they were similar to div3 BCD's/div2 ABs.

      In short, If you are on CF if you love CP, that's fine.

      If you're on CF if you want to practice for interview tests, that's fine.

      If that's both even nicer!

      Whatever one does, one must be civil like not cheating, etc.

      I agree that most newbies form this opinion because they are told this by their college seniors and from posts on LinkedIn.

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        2 is extremely untrue. I know ~25 purple/yellow coders as seniors, and none of them have put it up on their LinkedIn posts.

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        Of course, there are > 20 Indians who didn't make a Linkedin post after turning yellow/purple. And despite being quite decent at CP, I am honestly worried about getting internship next year.

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          Are you in second year?

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          "2 is extremely untrue. I know ~25 purple/yellow coders as seniors..."

          "who didn't make a Linkedin post after turning yellow/purple...."

          That's nice to know. Maybe my sample size is limited.

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    "find a girlfriend", i think it's time to find a girlfriend.

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Most people really advance rapidly in high school as there are lots of competitions, you have a lot of free time and usually you have the ultimate goal of IOI. Once you're in university or get a job, you realise that the majority of people haven't heard of competitive programming. You have much less time and you find many new hobbies, so it's only natural that your participation drops.

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As I said to my friend a few days ago, one day, you'll submit your last codeforces submission without recognizing that this is your last codeforces submission.

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    Thinking about it breaks my heart... I just love solving problems

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      We all do. I just would not stop participating in contests (CP or even other types of programming contests). But eventually someone will read our comments here and check our profiles and see the "last visit: 3 years", and I hope that day is the farthest possible

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when were you when legendary grandmaster retires?

i was sat at home solving smart problems when mike ring

'bmerry is retire'

'no'

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Earth photograph taken by voyager 1.

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. — CARL SAGAN

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    There are many beautiful things in this world other than cp. Maybe they found one of them.

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    That's what I call a different "point" of view.

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It all has been answered in other comments already, and I have just a small thing to add:

I mean how can you leave competitive programming when you are so good at?

Contestants who are at the level that you described often tend to have a bit different view on what is "good" in competitive programming.

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I don't know why but I feel good for them. Like they have achieved their rating goals and moved on to something new in their life.

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Glad you asked, they are now simping for girls with their codeforces rating