DHH quotes on focus

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Fight for independence, but don’t stop once you’ve won yours – keep going.


Since the Kindle first came out, I've read almost exclusively using that or, once screens got big enough, on my phone. It seemed so much more convenient. But lately I've been buying and reading on paper. Not for the nostalgia, but for the separation and the focus. Recommended.


There's a lot of focus on productivity when it comes to remote work, and yes, that's a key factor, but it's not close to the most important one. HUMAN FLOURISHING is far more crucial! Productivity plays into that in the form of accomplishments, but so does a location of love.


In fact, ensuring a healthy tone/conduct in the community makes it EASIER to focus on code, docs, other contribs. An ounce of prevention…


Like they say, mortality is a feature not a bug. Not only for civilization at large, but as a personal liberation as well. Scarcity = focus.

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