• , 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing Philip. Really great of you to look out for the team.

    While you decided to waste time, did you keep getting thoughts of guilt? That you should be working and not wasting time although it was intentional. If yes, then how did you overcome the guilt ?

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    • Philip WeberPhilip Weber, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      The experience ended so abruptly that it was like a speeding car coming to an immediate stop. The design problems I thought I'd spend years working on stopped being my responsibility in an instant.

      I didn't want to jump to the next available design job just to keep busy. After ten years of being a workaholic, I wanted to force myself to take time off and think deeply about the meaning and direction of what I spend my efforts on.

      Doing fun things that felt to my brain like work kept me sane.

      As far as guilt goes, everyone on the team who needed work was able to find it quickly, so I struggled more with self doubt than with guilt.

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