Software engineer and the social service

I have been working as a .NET developer for quite some time now. I always wanted to be a doctor. I thought that is the most nobel profession you can ever have. Because when your loved one is sick, you look up to that doctor after you have prayed to the god. So, if you are a doctor, you have the best opportunity to serve the human kind and the society. Now I could not be a doctor of course :-). Recently I heard Jeffery Ritcher saying that he wanted to write books because he thinks that when he write books/articles, he is helping people. Because he runs into people who say that they got a job when they read his book and they learnt how garbage collector works. So, he feels incredibly awesome that because of his book, somebody got a job and could support family and children and he helped in that. He also comes across some people who say that this software which is running in this hospital, they learnt how to work with virtual memory from his book and they put that in that software and that makes him feel that he is making a massive impact to the society with this little contribution to the hospital helping people’s lives. He says that this is the reason he writes books because he is helping the world to be a better place. What a nobel thought and no doubt why he is a hero many developers like me!

Now we all know that we all  can’t be a Jeffery Ritcher. But It gets to me this thinking that you can serve society this way (or can think some other ways), something which I never thought of. hmmm…

  1. #1 by Hema on January 4, 2013 - 10:18 pm

    Well written Ashish…

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