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Discussion on: RailsConf 2020 Couch Edition Is Out! What Are You Watching?

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Spencer Tweedy

I've only watched half of it so far but I've really enjoyed the DHH keynote interview. This quote struck me so much I wrote it down:

“If you’re investing your ego into [i wanna be hot shit] you’re gonna have a bad time because nothing stays the hot shit forever. so for me personally, why am i still working on ruby on rails after 17 years? because the hot shit was a side show. the main shit was what i just talked about. the bliss of getting to do ruby on rails for two weeks straight walking out with the biggest grin on my face at five oclock because I got to work in this amazing environment, that’s the main attraction. when the main attraction is your own intrinsic motivation, the other stuff can come and go.”