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I feel like this is all too common among software engineers.

You spent most of your time at $dayjob producing things that mostly only benefit a few elites, but at least you get paid. But if you manage to have a huge impact on non-elites, you’re literally making the world a better place for a lot more people, but you can’t replace $dayjob because your feels-good hobby doesn’t pay the bills.

mike.zwobble.org/2021/08/side-

Imagine the society we could have if helping people gave you a comfortable life for yourself regardless of how wealthy those people were.

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