I think that's objectively true. What I'm really worried about is that this reflects my current personality, working for a startup: boring. More generally, I've been concerned that everyone in startups winds up, to an outsider, fundamentally boring. The startups in Crystal Towers (we need a collective name - suggestions) were discussing this a few days ago. Someone noted that when they went home they had no idea what to talk about with people, if they couldn't discuss work. Luckily I didn't have that problem so much, but only because there were other people pulling the conversation forward. If I had to generate conversation topics on my own, I'm not sure I'd be able to do it for long without work.

Even this post is about startups and their effects. Which is a disease that I've noticed even great writers I know who are involved in startups. And I'm not even a particularly good writer, let alone great, so it's a fairly grim outlook for me. My only hope is to retire to a monastery in the mountains.