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What do you do, when your interest is lost, to spark it again?

I spend a lot of time on IRC and here. These days more on IRC than here. I help others code, because I lack inspiration and motivation to code things for myself. Although I am sure that whatever I say to help others has already been said a thousand times before and often much better than I can, I do think helping others code is worth its while.

If you have the skill, but not the motivation, consider sharing your skill with people who have the motivation. Eventually they will share their motivation in return, but it takes time.

The easiest way to help someone is to yell RTFM and refer them to the right documentation. This is also a great way to learn new things yourself. Unfortunately, on Perl Monks, saying RTFM without elaborate explanations and comforting now results in downvotes. (I am convinced that the flood of basic/stupid questions is the direct result of discouraging RTFM-replies.)

Summarized, I suggest that you put away your code for now and help other people, until they help you regain your motivation. You will learn a lot yourself in the process :)

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In reply to Re: It's a problem of motivation, Bob by Juerd
in thread It's a problem of motivation, Bob by defyance

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