I love to build stuff. I’ve worked up and down the stack, mainly on client-facing applications. It’s a good life.
“Behind this thought there was a worse one, with which he dared not not grapple. Perhaps man was neither good nor bad, was only a machine in an insensate universe–his courage no more than a reflex to danger, like the automatic jump at the pin-prick. Perhaps there were no virtues, unless jumping at pin-pricks was a virtue, and humanity only a mechanical donkey led on by the iron carrot of love, through the pointless treadmill of reproduction. Perhaps Might was a law of Nature, needed to keep the survivors fit. Perhaps he himself…” - TH White