Abhinav Raj
2 min readAug 20, 2023

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Matrix…

I’m trapped in a matrix. I don’t know what to do. I’m confused. I’m in a race but unaware of my competitors. Every day, I start to learn a new skill, and then instead of focusing on learning, I focus on time and try to complete everything as soon as possible. And then in the race of completing it at the earliest, I get bored and mess everything up. But why?

I wanted to be a programmer. How should I start with it? The biggest problem to start with this was to select a programming language, and don’t know why but I wasted a lot of my time trying to figure out, which language to choose. Anyhow, I started with Java. After completing a set of courses, I came to know about AI ML, got insights and then thought of learning it. Before I could start with it I again came before a question. Should I consider learning DSA first, or I should start directly with ML? To overcome this problem, I contacted my +2. His words were “You can start with ML. There’s no problem in learning it before DSA, but DSA is important too”. I started with ML. It’s almost a week and in the race to complete it at the earliest and then to learn DSA, I am bored and again I fucked up. Also, I am haunted by the thought of the consequences of not learning DSA first.

To give myself the benefit of the doubt, I sat by myself all alone. I have figured out that all my thoughts are because of the people around me, who are in the matrix just like me.

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