Christopher Li wrote:
Perspectives tend to change when you have children and a busy job. I have more respect for someone with three kids and two jobs who trains four and a half hours a week (an actual example) than for some teen or near teen who trains fourteen. The number of hours alone has very little to do with how seriously a person trains.
Indeed: for example currently I have to figure out how I'm going to get to Cherry Blossom in DC (here in the US) for seminar. I need to do the whole seminar to be eligible to test for shodan. Thing is, it starts on my kid's birthday: he'll be five. crap. might be testing next fall instead of this spring.