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Discussion on: A Gentle Reminder to Take a Vacation

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Etienne Burdet • Edited on

I always felt timeline like the ones of José Valim or Sindre Sorhus were pretty unhealthy—althought they have nothing to prove codewise, don't get me wrong. I mean they might fit an extreme minority, but most people need a more balanced life. Yet a lot of advices and common places about being a dev suppose you want to be this kind of rockstar (100 days of code etc.).

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Yeah, that kind of track record just doesn't seem sustainable. Maybe for younger people without family obligations who are just starting out, but even then you're just building bad habits and setting yourself up for burnout. The community as a whole needs to be better about normalizing balance rather than overwork.