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What's the value?

Has it happened to you that after having spent a lot of time working or learning something you realized that you can’t find find the point on doing it? That’s happened to me a lot. I’ve seen people talking about new technologies, or trendy programming languages and I’ve nudged myself to learn them, or at least know some basic to participate in discussions. It’s unhealthy and pointless and I’m still learning to control it.

Here are some examples of things that I’m certainly proud of having done, but that being honest, they were not much necessary to me:

If the people you admire writes or shares something, doesn’t necessarily mean that is something you need to read or that is of high value to you. Don’t put stress on you by forcing yourself to do things that you don’t need.

What’s the moral of this whole story? That one should learn and work of things if it’s something that they need. Learn something because everyone is talking about it is a mistake and stress-prone in my humble opinion. The truth is that if you really need to learn something, you’d stumble on it and learn it the practical way.

Nowadays, every time that I feel that I want to learn something I ask myself what’s the point on doing it? If I can’t answer honestly to that question, without letting hypes or other factors influence de decision, I’d rather not learn it.