[SATLUG] Burned out programmer

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Fri Aug 12 13:16:25 CDT 2011


Perhaps, it's not related to the technology itself but your perception
of the tasks' meaningfulness. Perhaps it's tied to meta issues such as
your development as a person.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erikson%27s_stages_of_psychosocial_development

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Kohlberg%27s_stages_of_moral_development

You might feel better if you felt better about the relevance of your
tasks to creating a better world.

You're majoring in math? It's very difficult for schools in less
affluent neighborhoods to find qualified higher-level math instructors.

The Peace Corps needs experienced energetic IT specialists.
http://www.encoreservicecorps.org/current.cfm

Getting out of your comfort zone - learning a new (human) language and
seeing people working to survive might help add some light to your search.

Best wishes,

D Davis


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