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Discussion on: May 6th, 2021: What did you learn this week?

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Robert Lin

I totally relate to always wanting to "get to the fun stuff"-- am totally guilty of this! 😅 I think a good mix is important. Properly learning the basics is definitely critical but "getting to the fun stuff" and seeing the fruits of your labor is also paramount to maintaining proper motivation and not feeling burned out. Gotta get a positive feedback loop going for that sweet endorphin hit! 😀

I recently saw this diagram from Ben Congdon (they're getting younger and younger!) which is a good mental model for this, actually:

We "explore" so we can "exploit." And then when we get bored, we return to "exploring" something new again. Haha, in this sense, "CodeNewbie" is all of us... all of us are eternal, perpetual "CodeNewbies" in our heart of hearts! 🥳