Are some of us very insecure?
We sacrifice everything in IB (dating, friends, family, time, health, learning), all to work in IB to do it all over again in PE.
Are we so insecure in our own skin that we are willing to sacrifice our best years of our lives away?
I get it, it's worth it because you can make VP in PE and with all that money, your problems are gone.
life is going to pass you hard and you will grow old one day. And you will realize money can't buy missed birthdays, dates, weddings, and the important things in life. You'll have amassed millions of dollars but have missed children events, your wife will think your beta, you'll likely be extremely out of shape; etc
It really feels like exit opps and money are the argument everyone does to do this career, but 99.99% of the population aren't in IB and seem to be doing just fine
Other than money and exit opps does anyone have any other reasons to be here ? If money and exit opps aren't an issue, what is your then true passion in life ? Why not pursue that ?