I was prompted to ask this question due to something which happened today. I had been trying to learn a new front end programming framework, but I had gotten stuck at a specific point when I was trying to code a web application. It was a relatively simple issue, but due to my inexperience with that specific part of the application, I struggled a lot. Finally, after a 12-hour marathon session working on my laptop, lot of frustrations and stuff, I was able to get it resolved! And when I saw the expected results on my laptop, I couldn't help but pump my fists with utter joy, although this was something I was learning out of my own interest and does not offer any immediate monetary or job related benefits.
Now looking back, I realise that this happens to me quite often. I mean... this sense of joy and accomplishemnt even for trivial things!
Have you people experienced something similar? You achieve something small, which may not benefit you much in the near future, but still feel immense joy and a sense of accomplishment?
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Oh yes. Why not?
It is not only the simple joy of getting the "result" but the long journey you had made with hard work to achieve the "result".
Being in the same boat (Computer's), I had same experience as you had. I once started dancing in the student room when I was able to reduce the running time of my application from 89000 milliseconds to 2000 milliseconds after working on it for 3 days straight. :D
This happens often. :) Small trivial achievements are important.0
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