The Real Reason I Write Code

Have you ever woken up groggy one morning, staggered barefoot and half sleepily to that coffee table only to discover there was no electricity so you couldn’t use the coffee maker anyways?

It could have been that you happened on your reflection by chance on the side mirror of a car by chance and decided your hairdo could do with a little polishing.

The natural inclination when we have needs is to fulfill them. Basically, I’d be ecstatic if I could wave a wand and the electricity I needed appeared.

Or if I could walk into a salon and get my hair done at the snap of my fingers.

Writing Code is like realizing you could do that. Literally, make things happen.

Nothing is more fulfilling than creation for me and I am sure that it’s that way for a lot of other people. So, it is easy to see why I’d get a kick off software engineering, and art.

It’s very empowering.

I write code because it gives me a certain satisfaction. The kind that comes with knowing you can build something. And, building it.

I look at lines of code I have written sometimes and derive immense pleasure in their sheer existence.

Quite a magical feeling if I do say so myself.

Do you code? Feel free to share your reason in the comments section please.

Cheers. 🙂



  • David Ekpo

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Only today, I was working on a demo, my battery got drained, tried getting fuel – to no avail. So, got my notepad out and started coding on paper (with no tests), waiting for the electricity to be restored.

    • Lynda

      😂 🙌

    • This is exactly how I learnt HTML & CSS back in ’11.

      My Junior sister’s Nokia C1, A (or is it An?) “2A notebook”, Nairaland and W3schools.

      The rest?

      History. 🙂