i often either feel im not programming enough, or, not reading enough. have yet to find a middle ground i like
Programming turns thoughts into money.
Absolutely, but my personal constraint is that I'm not satisfied understanding a lot about one, or mostly one, thing. Moreover, if the quality of thought at all reflects in the amount of money returned, it seems imperative, to me, that I should improve the quality of my thoughts by reading. Ouroboros all the way down.
Read more, let the programming come to you. Reading is always good