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What do you think about Linus's probable retirement?

What do you think about Linus's probable retirement?  

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  1. 1. What do think Linus should do based on his stream?

    • He desereves it. Take a long break and be back with us. Family first, then others.
    • Organize his priorities. Do whatever he wants. He will be deeply missed if he retires.


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He said he wasn't actually retiring. He had been thinking about it and has decided to change his mindset about the work and prioritize his family.

He's been going hard for so many years, he's trying to let us know that he'd like to ease off the pedal a little and giving us a heads up before we start to wonder.

He isn't actually leaving as he said in his stream.

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I'd be ok with that. Recently I've been watching more of Tech Linked (which doesn't have that much Linus anyway) instead of the main channel so I'd barely even notice that he's gone. 

It's kind of funny - Pewdiepie is also taking a break this year. Perhaps more big time youtubers are deciding to take breaks for the new decade and to ponder their options.

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He should absolutely take some time off and possibly adjust his working hours so that he can spend more time with his family. I realize that it's tough to take a step back as someone running their own company, but if you don't look after yourself, it will eventually become a problem - either physically or mentally. I've known enough people who worked recklessly and eventually had to stop.

 

It's both much more healthy for oneself and better for the company to take breaks when needed.

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6 hours ago, S.Hamed23 said:

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Nope. Not enough choices. At the very least, the poll should have an "Other" option.


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Linus should take some time out and be around LTT as a special guest more often to live his family life a little more, he's the face of the company, he's changed more lives than he could ever imagine with that upbeat personality, terrible dad jokes, excitement and love for tech, mine included, so, yeah, get a break, a long break, go give more attention and love to the family, tech can wait.

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He's too young to retire. I would deny him his resignation if his company is ran like a military and I am the minister of defense. 


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I didnt have time to listen to his whole stream. But seems like hes just having issues balancing his work and home life.

 

As an outsider looking in (as in im making nothing but assumptions here and nothing more so i could be totally wrong) I dont think it should be TOO hard for him to step back and work less hours. It seems like they have a good staff at LMG that can handle the day to day things and bring fans the content they like.

 

 

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For me "at the end of a day" family is most important part of my life...

I love what I do at work but I can't get satisfaction and joy of it if my family time is sacrificed.

IMHO... We should listen our heart and think about our doing...

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well first off what with the poll? theirs two options and they are basically the same. what if we want to vote like a selfish asshole?

 

on a more serious note, i dont think it is probable. every now and then life throws you a surprise reminder of all those things you dont want to think or talk about and it shakes you to the core. some people make drastic decisions often labeled midlife crisis's some people take it a bit quieter but it's part of life it will happen to everyone and more then once. he's just a whole lot more honest and public about it. 

the "what do you do with your life now that you can really do anything and achieved your goals" thing is something most people run into way later in life but linus is so successful he ran into early. pewdiepie is going through the same thing right now. they have got to find his own raison d'être a "reason for being" and it's not a one size fit all. 

 

also like, this is a thread on the forums. linus doesnt read the forums, sooooooooooooo

 

what im hyped for is wan show tomorrow and what luke is going to say about how he heard about this probably from twitter or discord commentators who watched the video and not his best friend? good long time friend at the very least. them talking about it is going to be a lot more interesting then any actual news.

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As I said previously... the guy needs a sabbatical (with the first 1-3 days being in relative isolation with 0 things to do so that boredom actually kicks in). 

Make decisions along the lines of "i'm tired and need a break" when you aren't completely tired. Same goes for grocery shopping (eat before going). 

 


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Honestly It is his life his priorities, but what it sounds like he needs to organize things better.
The Kid with Cancer hit him hard, while I understand he got to make 1 kid really happy at the end of the day
before he died and that's because of him.

He needs a vacation that's what I think totally getting out of it is something that doesn't seem to be him since he know he loves what he does.
 


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7 hours ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

Nope. Not enough choices. At the very least, the poll should have an "Other" option.

You could... just tell us what you'd vote for instead, if it doesn't fall under the two categories.


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I think he should do whatever is best for himself. If that means retiring completely, so be it. If that means the death of LMG, so be it. If that means stepping back and simply acting as a manager/owner at a distance, also good.

 

However, he should be under no pressure to return simply because fans want him to stay on.

 

He just needs to figure out what the problem is, and how to fix it.

 

I assume he's built up enough financial means that he probably could retire right now and live a decent middle-class life (plus his Wife would likely still work, whether for LMG or elsewhere). He could also sell LMG to one of his business partners if he needed to raise capital (or legit "sell out" and sell LMG to the highest bidder - not that he would take that option).

 

Or he could just get a normal job, if he wanted. He's got a lot of management experience, so he could basically be an exec or a manager at almost any tech company.


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The poll is flawed. There is no option for No Opinion.

 

One of the points I got from the live stream was that Linus has built a company and a community which can survive without him, and that that was kind of his unspoken goal of sorts. I believe he was successful in doing so.

So if Linus does becomes more rare he will be missed, but ultimately all that matters is that he is safe and happy.


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I took this whole "retirement" thing as "I need to spend time with my kids and I have already built a business, so i'm gonna switch to working part-time".

 

I know quite a few successful, older, or retired folks who took anywhere from 2-10 years off to raise their children then went back to work in a part-time basis after their kids got into middle school, high school, or college. It turns out having nothing to do isn't as relaxing as it sounds. The mind always needs to be learning and growing, even in old age. People don't do well just sitting around their house watching TV. I learned this the hard way last semester by sitting in my room and doing nothing. It really, really got to me.

 

This is also why executives and CEOs (like Mark Cuban or Kevin O'Leary) never retire. They don't work for the money anymore, they work because they have a passion to do so, and not doing so would make then depressed. I would put money on it that Linus will follow the same path as other high achievers, and switch to part time to focus on his children for a few years, then go back to working after his kids are grown up enough to be independent.

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1 hour ago, CircleTech said:

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I couldn't care less. He should do whatever he thinks is best for him. I haven't watched LTT(or any tech youtubers) videos frequently in like 2 years. So even if he did retire I likely wouldn't know or care. 


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