written on a Friday; Apr 8' 2022A visitor, a gift

One -in my opinion- of the greatest men recorded by history, Napoleón Bonaparte, once said:

"There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.".

If you stopped by to read any of my writings here, in a sense, you have spend a free, but invaluable resource: your time.

A visitor to any online creation of yours is a gift. No matter their intentions, a choice was made: to gift a bit of that invaluable resource.

Sometimes I ponder about that idea, as a compass. Not everything I have or will create will be valuable; some of it will be a waste. Some -hopefully- will be fun, useful. I certainly expect it to be selfish, in the sense I gather some fun myself in building stuff. Usually, I despise the messianic idea of "changing the world", "making a dent in the universe" and such; so won't pretend to say nothing in the lines of "I built this hoping to leave the world a better place".

I build stuff to pay my bills or have fun, and that by itself is a lovely opportunity and privilege. But what I always try to have in mind is, a visitor -or user- is a gift.

For that, I am indeed grateful.