Justin Bieber Should Learn How to Code

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Apparently, the Biebs was arrested this morning in Miami for drag racing and driving under the influence. If you’ve paid even a little attention, you know this has been coming for awhile now.

I don’t really hate on the kid too much because I understand he’s a kid with a lot of money and a lot of fame… and I wonder what kind of decisions I’d have made at that age with that money and that fame.

Probably not great ones.

But, it does make me think dude should learn how to code!

Why?

Here’s a few reasons why:

  1. Coding teaches you to be disciplined. You can’t be a good coder and be undisciplined. If you are, your code will come back to haunt you with bugs and bad design structure that make it a nightmare to fix and/or upgrade.
  2. Coding teaches you to be organized. Unorganized code is hell. It’s difficult to read, difficult to bugfix, and nearly impossible to scale. After you’ve been burned a few times, you learn to keep your code clean and organized.
  3. Coding teaches you to be focused. Coding requires long periods of focus and deep concentration… usually tested by frustration. To be a good coder, you have to learn how to control your emotions and stay focused on the task-at-hand.

Yeah, I’m bias… but I think coding (over time) makes you a better thinker and helps you to make better decisions. For me personally, the better I’ve got at coding… the better other areas of my life have become.

So Biebs… if you’re listening… crack open the IDE dude! And, you’re welcome! 🙂

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John Morris

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I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

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  1. Good article. I agree with you the coding instills discipline, organization and focus. However, I’m not sure about letting the Biebs off so easy. Not all teenagers with fame and fortune turn out to be trainwrecks. It’s really just a few (Lohan, Bynes, Spears a little, and Biebs is on his way but hopefully gets help). It’s just that the trainwrecks make the news. Comes down to parenting in my opinion.

    1. I think parenting is a big part but I also know as a parent that I can only do so much. In the end, JB is old enough now that he’s responsible for his own decisions. Although, I heard his dad actually helped him set up the drag racing thing so… yeah, maybe not a great influence there.

      That said, I think it’s actually a credit to the kids who don’t become train-wrecks more than a knock on the ones who do. I can’t imagine what that life must be like at that age… and being surrounded by people who will tell you whatever you want to hear, get you whatever you want, and try to entice you into all kinds of crazy things.

      I’d like to think if that were me at that age, I’d be better… but not so sure. I remember myself at 20-ish or whatever he was. I did some dumb stuff. 🙂

  2. Yes, Yes, and Yes! Agree on all three points…

    And yes, The Biebs should learn to code… so all four points.

    1. Well, I guess I’m awesome then! Thanks for confirming! Lol!

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