What’s the point?
In what you make, I mean.
There’s comfort in there being a point… a larger vision that we’re contributing to, that makes all of our work worthwhile.
And when we see the point as being attributable to something grand — somehow advancing humanity — it makes us feel even better.
But what if there’s no point?
What if making that software is just to solve a simple problem that makes someone’s day slightly less arduous, or a little more fun?
What if selling that artwork isn’t to heal the human condition, but simply to make cool stuff that you enjoy making and others enjoy buying?
Sometimes there’s a point.
Sometimes there isn’t.
There being a point is not the point.