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I just realized that after 6 years of programming, things that would make normal people angry/happy/emotional currently have no effect on me, no matter how extreme it is, maybe I am losing my humanity bit by bit

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  • 2
    What exactly has changed? Do you have some examples?
  • 6
    Have you considered that your dullened emotional sense may have nothing to do with programming ?
  • 15
    it's that I don't get angry anymore, when I face a problem I just start looking for the logical solution, it's so weird
  • 1
    Okay. That makes more sense now.
  • 3
    I don't think that this is weird. I would rather describe anger and panic as weird. :) I would call this process 'growing up' or 'growing with your tasks'.
    Most of my colleagues at work often ask me why I'm pretty calm while programming. I usually say that panic and anger would make everything worse and it's uselessl in this situation.
    Or I'm weird, too. 😋
  • 1
    A side note and somewhat related. I used to really like maths and physics.

    Studying them often cause a physical reaction when I met a problem or puzzle I was on the brink of solving or knew just enough to start.
    I'd have knots in my chest and growing unease, I could not sit still. I'd have to unclothe myself (weird, yes), and sometimes run to release the energy.

    What accompanied those periods was the same expansion of awareness some people have after a "divine experience", or influence of some drugs. It felt like my mind was in sync (perhaps in a small way) with nature.

    I don't feel this way about programming much. Maybe because I don't think enough.
  • 5
    Bit by bit,Byte by byte
  • 0
    I'm 26, and I'm already not experiencing angriness for a long time, my main rationale is that it's not worth being angry anymore, everything can be dealed with more calm
  • 1
    Every single time when I get to a technical or some other stupid argument where people argue on X and Y being better/worse, or just mocking stuff - I simply remove myself from the discussion as it is pointless. Nobody is perfect, nobody is bad. Everyone has their own goods and bads and evils.

    And funniest part is that when they ask me why I did go off the discussion as my opinion would settle everything, I simply state:

    You don't have to tell me once more, I heard it the first time and still didn't gave a f..ck :)
  • 1
    @bigworld12 "...i just start looking for the logical solution..."
    Starfleet is hiring, they might be looking for someone of your species. 😏
  • 2
    during a 7 years period every cell in our body is swaped out for a new one. So every 7 years we all become completely different humans.
    This has impact on our temper and looks.
  • 0
    Thought I was the only one seeing this effect.
    It k, welcome to the Borg Collective drone Six Of Nine Primary Adjunct Of Unimatrix 13.
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