As a rough estimate, 95% of functions in any code base should be so simple and specific that their signature is all you need to use them. If they are not, API design has failed: back to the drawing board.
So I have just one wish for you–the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. May you have that freedom.
Your twenties are a prime time to explore and grow, without all the baggage that comes with settling down and making your mark.
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The best explanation I was ever given (and maybe one of the biggest “aha!” moments of my adult life) was that while extroverts are energized by connecting and spending time with others, introverts need inward-focused, alone time to recharge.