5 times why
Why do I write all this code? What’s the purpose and were does it stop?
To answer this question, there is a method you can use: 5 times why. Answer the initial question and pose a new question: “Why?”. Repeat the process a couple of times until you get to the core of the reason. Let’s go.
1. Why do I write all this code?
Because it’s a great way to learn a language.
2. Why do I want to learn a new language?
Technology changes, this allows me to keep up to date.
3. Why do I need to be up to date?
Being up to date allows me to be relevant.
4. Why do I need to be relevant.
Being relevant allows me to steer my career.
5. Why do I need to steer my career?
I don’t want to depend on 1 single employer and have many options when choosing a job.
So, I write all this code to not depend on any one employer. Interesting conclusion, I tend to agree.