While I commend you for moving on with your life, I don't think you should project your insecurities on anons (i.e., the people who you will never meet). It really makes your insight lose weight. Not every person on image boards, much less /late/, spends their days on image boards alone. A lot of us have our own individual lives and experiences going on. I myself have been getting some new ideas for stories I want to write and I think I've just about cooked it up enough in my head to write a draft. I also wanna get into Doom mapping, which I tried in my teens, but never really had the drive to do so. Now that I'm an adult looking after my mental health and coming to terms with my existential condition, I think I can build up enough resilience to develop my own personal projects. What about you, anon? I don't think my experiences in image boards were a waste. I've learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Maybe i've indulged in them too much, but I also had experienced that gave me valuable insights on life that I still look back on today.
But if those 15 years of your life were a waste, what more can I tell you? I think it's pretty sad to say you've wasted 15 years. You make light of the experiences that have brought you here, as if you are an automaton who couldn't fulfill his programmed instructions. In other words, you talk like a failed normalfag.