There have been numerous articles about Facebook and its detriment to people's well-being as they try to compare themselves to the highlights of other's lives. Is IH just another Facebook in this regard?
There was an article on HN a couple months back. Not directly about IH, but in the comments many of the posters were saying IH was like a disease offering false hope. At the time I thought that's just trolls being trolls. More and more though I'm beginning to wonder. We're all capable of making our own decisions, but when you listen to the podcasts of the 1% of 1% of people that made it and you can't figure it out even after years of trying does that make you feel lesser? What if instead you realized that the vast majority won't make it as far and spent your time doing something else that actually made you happy and improved your life? Is this as bad as people offering stock tips saying do this and you'll be rich? Does IH need a big disclaimer at the top?
I don't think anyone at IH is out to get people. I think it's meant to provide support. But maybe some of those HN comments were true and we should see a lot more of the realistic things that happen and not just the gold at the end of the rainbow.