See it's very fun to clown on someone who's bad at programming and overestimates his abilities but I think it's worth remembering that like, actually overestimating your own abilities is a really useful skill to cultivate bc it's vital to learning, you know? We can make fun of him til we're blue in the face but at least he's trying things and learning. All we've got down here is a superiority complex lmao
Always remember the warning from, I think Ira Glass? That your creative progress can be stifled when your appraisal skills grow faster than your creative skills. You can see the flaws faster than you can learn not to make them. And that's something very easy to get caught by in the age of constant scrolling our feeds of art and video and content and stuff. We work our appraisal muscles constantly
@shoofle i'll be honest, personally i just hate this kind of dipshit for having more free time and spare energy for personal projects than i do and deciding to spend it on something asinine then apparently not learning much, all without real consequences. like damn, must be nice bud.
i know the backseat cynicism is maladaptive in the long run but it's all i have rn so 🤷♀️
@shoofle this is a concept I keep coming back to, to model the world you want to see. It's so fucking hard because cynicism and irony are how I spent my formative years that they're comfortable and easy. But if all we do is be miserable, then guess what! We are miserable!
I wish there was something other than "be the change" to lean on for this, tho.
@bouncinglime idk if this is useful but it's worth remembering that while a lot of us spent our teenage years on the internet steeped in irony, our natural state as children was audacious
@shoofle yes! Exactly! We need to get back to childhood imagination, and also the sense of interconnectedness that kids have.