It seems to me anyway, that if you are in the industry, or trying to break into the industry, learning is a never-ending task. I can only watch a movie or surf the web in my downtime, my brain is too fried to do anything else.
I could be underestimating the ridiculous amount of time that single life affords one. I married early and I've got two young kids. When I do on rare occasion game, I find myself thinking I should just: A. Stare into space or veg out with a movie and save the mental energy. B. Go do some programming.
Am I the only one who feels like if they aren't conserving their mental energy for some programming, or actually programming, they are "falling behind"?