On Value

What is it worth working on? I ask myself this question often. My work lives on the internet and as a result it is, more often than not, very volatile and impermanent. The majority of the sites I coded in the past 10 years are probably already gone from the web.

Was the work I did worth doing? I don't know. I honestly don't have an answer to that question. Maybe it's the pessimist in me talking here but the more I grow older the more I think my work is mostly pointless.

Just a few moments ago I was coding a site for a client I don't personally know, to help him promote his business, a business I don't even know if it's good or not.

That's the nature of my job, of most jobs really. You do something because you must earn some money in order to go on with your life. That's not true for all people obviously, but it's probably true for the majority.

And so here I am, sitting in front of this screen asking myself what's the point of what I'm doing while outside is raining again. Maybe I should stop taking on new projects and spend more time hiking and accept the fact that I'll probably go broke very quickly as a result of that.

Would that be a terrible outcome? Again, I don't know.