It took mine about 25 years ago and it ruined everything I liked about technology.
Technological advancements ruined everything I liked about late 20th century tech jobs. I wanted a tech job, but I liked it under the context of "all you need to understand how anything works is a simple screw driver". Now that was true when everything was analog and even simple digital and I was under the impression as things got more and more complicated, I would just become more smarter to scale with the complexity of the technological infrastructure. I even studied a foreign language in hopes of getting an engineering job in the country that made all the best consumer electronics. A big hint of this country it's not china and at the time they were dominating the consumer electronics space, they made animated TV shows where cool futuristic hardware was the central theme and it really expressed a sense of wonder of what it would be like to live in a world of more ambitious hardware doing more ambitions things and didn't feel the technology was a source of dread, but as a vehicle of ambition.
Realizing I'll never have a job developing off grid friendly multimedia hardware was very soul crushing to me, but we're not going back to that direction for my mental health. Why should the world not progress because it will take away your sense of purpose? Why is it OK for Netflix to kill the market for Holographic Versatile Disks and Blockbuster, but not OK putting porn artists out of work?