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Discussion on: How did you decide on what you wanted to do?

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I've struggled with "What do you want to do?" all my life. As much as I enjoy talking to computers, I know it won't be "the thing" since I still want to learn carpentry, I still want to farm for a bit, I still want to do a lot of things.

That said, what brought me to programming and what drives my self-tutelage is finding problems I want to solve or coming up with solutions I want to create. Of all the things I've tried in life, few things outside of talking to computers allow for such a wide range of "things to do", so, even as I learn to whittle wooden blocks or whatever, I'll still probably be typing vi newproject.py or tclsh pretty regularly.