(actually planning to write an article on this, if I ever overcome my self-hate/shyness/etc)
Meetings are not something you should avoid or which you should hate, stupid meetings are.
A kick-off meeting is useful, a planning meeting is useful, a retrospective meeting is useful... they are literally there to explain to you how to do stuff, to help the company strategize and/or to help your company make a comfortable environment for you.
Other meetings are to be avoided/hated (and I am looking at you 3-hours long meeting on "definitions")
But the only image you give as a hater for all the meetings independently on what they are about is a very not-professional one.
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