Motivation or Distraction

There are some kinds of distractions that skirt the line between motivation and distraction. For me, the big one is Discord (I miss you, IRC).

Being part of a community is a big deal. You can get a lot from finding a group of like-minded friends to talk with. The people in that community can also provide plenty of motivation and expertise if you happen to be stuck on a problem. It’s a fine line though.

You can easily get sucked into drama, waste hours chatting about nothing, or even worse: get into an argument (I’m looking at you, Reddit).

When used wisely, online communities are fantastic. Be careful.



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