I don’t know what cascading chemical awesomeness is going down in my brain when it detects and rewards me for the act of building, but I’m certain that the hormonal cocktail is the end result of millions of years of evolution. Part of the reason we’re at the top of the food chain is that we are chemically rewarded when we are industrious – it is evolutionarily advantageous to be productive.
—taken from The Builder’s High by Michael Lopp
I suggest reading Lopp’s full post from the link above. If you dig it, read The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin too.
I’m not just rehashing Lopp’s post, spewing out bullshit lip service.
No, I’m eating my own dog food and getting high building my own things. Last week I launched a Kickstarter project, Charms, Quivers & Parades. It’s a children’s book and poster series featuring the weird & funny names of animal groups presented through colorful compositions of illustration and type.
It feels great designing something for me, not a client.