I can relate to this film especially, especially since I work in Silicon Valley. Most don’t have their work life balance straightened out. A lot of software engineers are about tech and only tech. That’s not to say all are, some of the most interesting people I have met are software engineers. The industry as a whole however has the “SHIP! SHIP! SHIP!” mentality and I don’t think it’s healthy or sustainable. It really burns people out.
Make sure you work very hard and produce amazing stuff, but let it go every once in a while. It will make you a better engineer.
Psst! An easy way to do that is fly fishing.