Life is the original code and the Universe itself is a technology.
All living organisms and nonliving matter are programmed to perform specific functions.
I work really hard and I love my work, but I also don’t really care about it – I love the process, the act of working and thinking about stuff, but if I don’t come up with a good idea for something, I’m not beating myself up. Maybe there’s something in that, not overthinking, being intuitive and instinctive about things, which has also enabled me to detach a little bit, which actually makes that thing better, because it’s a bit under-thought and a bit looser.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
― Ira Glass