Being French, I have lots of practice at being cynical and ironic against people who think they know everything but in fact they know shit.

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You may guess that this character trait can easily backfire, and in fact you are right.

France is a country where people have built pretty much everything they need to be happy but at the same time struggle to be happy because everything in France is so terrible.

Doesn't that sound pretty much like the software industry?

Permanent Stress is making you insane

I have been reading a lot of what you write here, guys and girls.

And I have noticed something:

You are stressing out like crazy for a lot of things that don't matter very much and this is not helping you at all.

OK, so now I have a very productive way to use my French skills for a good purpose.

Whenever I see that you are being stressed out for 42 little things that do not matter very much, I will be really glad to use French irony to help you find out that the 42 things that are stressing you out, well, they do not, in fact, matter very much.

You MUST and SHOULD do all those things but in fact no

I can see that you are sweating for a lots of things like:

To have a job as a junior developer, you MUST answer those 42 meaningless interview questions

Oh no, you don't!

To become productive, you MUST try out immediatly those 42 distracting tools instead of fixing that little bug that you have right now on production

Oh no, you don't!

Here are the top 42 best practices that you MUST know because they are helpful to smomebody but not you.

Oh no, you don't!

Here are 42 top programming books that you MUST know to be finally good enough.

Oh no, you don't!

Here are 42 open source projects that you SHOULD check out immediatly instead of doing something meaningful with your life

Oh no, you don't!

Here are 42 powerful rich dudes with an inflated ego that you SHOULD pay your reverence to

Oh no, you don't!

Here are 42 tutorials you SHOULD do this week if you don't want to be a failure

Oh no, you don't!

Here are 42 hype buzzwords that you SHOULD understand even if they meaningless if you don't want be to be left out.

Oh no, you don't!

Here are 42 crazy things you MUST do if you want to become successfull like those well known powerful jerks!

Oh no, you don't!


Ok, I continue on and on but I think that you are starting to sense a general pattern.

You are overthinking it

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