Author: d-s <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 21:50:50 +0100
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+title: "Re: Continuous Productivity Is Toxic"
+abstract: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
+ Wouter Groeneveld [published](https://brainbaking.com/post/2023/03/continuous-productivity-is-toxic/) a post about what he calls "toxic productivity." There is a general idea that you can't have a hobby but a side hustle. Now, I am a software engineer as a trade and hobby. I am part of the group which popularized this hustle culture. Yet I agree entirely with Wouter when he writes:
+> watching Game of Thrones feels like a "*waste of time*" (another very loaded statement), but to others, it's a way to offload stress, to relax, and perhaps even to get inspired.
+I watch a lot of TV. My Trakt profile shows about 300 days of watch time since 2015 - and this does not take into account streaming services. Do I consider this time wasted? No. I watched a lot of it with my wife - who gets addicted to modern series easily. And there are series I watch for my own enjoyment.
+I watch [Star Trek](/tags/star-trek/) because I love the universe and have a friend with whom I can discuss it. Is it wasted time? No.
+I watch [Seinfeld](/tags/seinfeld/) because I find it incredibly funny and smart. Recent weeks have been extremely stressful due to family health problems, so I finished my second time through the entire series. Was it wasted time? No.
+I watch [anime](/tags/anime) because I started when I was 12 and never stopped. I am still amazed by some titles. Was the time to watch them wasted? No.
+I still [play games](/tags/gaming). I limit it, as I remember that gaming took over my free time for quite when I was younger, and I want to have less homologous free time. But do I conder the 100 hours of [Persona 5](/2023/persona-5/) wasted? No. And it's a great way to rebuild frienship with another friend.
+I am learning [FreeBSD](/tags/freebsd), and it's an utterly unmarketable skill for me. I am not a sys-admin, and if I were, it's 2023, and I'd have more job offers after becoming certified in AWS. Yet, it gives a lot of pleasure to experience this OS.
+I am learning [Emacs](/tags/emacs) not because it makes me more productive (on the contrary!) but because it makes me feel good.
+And this is why we need hobbies. We need something just for us, something that makes us happy.
+> All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
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Max Rozen published a post named [On replacing my MacBook Air M1 with a Thinkpad T480](https://maxrozen.com/replacing-my-macbook-m1-with-thinkpad-t480), and it essentially says what I had encountered a few months ago. My [X1 Extreme](https://d-s.sh/2022/month_without_apple/) is much too powerful for my needs. I don't create music nor generate 3D graphics. I'm a humble developer and have never maxed out this device. Yeah, the battery life is far from what I'd love it to be - but that may be Linux.