A programmer's reminder

If you’re a programmer, don’t forget how lucky you are.

You can build things that many can’t. Not many people are willing to spend years learning to write code so they could make what they want. You are, and now you have a capability that many do not have.

You can work from anywhere. With modern technology you are not bound by physical space to get the work done. Work from home, from an office, on the road—doesn’t matter.

You can improve yourself every day. There are many people that do not work by their specialization. Being a programmer means that you get paid by getting better at what you like to do.

You can contribute to the society. Software runs the world, and with open source, it’s never been easier to contribute to the software that millions rely on every day.

And don’t forget—choices that you make have an impact on people. Reject work that contradicts your beliefs, because it depends on you how the world will look tomorrow.

Rolandas Barysas
Hello, my name is Rolandas Barysas. I write software for a living, splitting my time between freelancing and personal projects.