Code changed me

Am sitting at my desk, having a laugh with my colleagues at work then I have a thought

What would my life be like if I didn’t learn how to code?

This isn’t the first time i’ve had this thought, and probably won’t be the last. Everytime i’ve had this thought, my mind creates alternate realities trying to simulate different outcomes.

This is what i call my “compiler mode”; it's basically my mind taking variables and compiling outcomes. Now the thing is, I don’t have any recollection of my mind behaving this way prior to learning how to code.

Compiler: a program that converts instructions into a machine-code or lower-level form so that they can be read and executed by a computer.

I remember getting lost in my imaginations as a kid and being chastised for being “aloof” or “absent-minded” when i zoned out, but now it's a whole new ball game, my mind is doing much more.

What i’ve come to realize is that I have spent a lot of time writing and debugging code and now my mind is trying to mimic a compiler at every opportunity it gets.

I guess it’s safe to say thanks to code my mind is somewhat more logical than it used to be.

Just some random thoughts