I wanted to title this “The only smart thing DHH has ever said”, but that wouldn’t be fair. I just normally tune out when I see/read his rants about the greatness about Ruby/Rails. However, a recent post of his caught my eyes and sucked me in. DHH makes the claim that it’s better to hire family people over people that don’t have a life. I agree 100%. I find the most successful teams I’ve worked on are groups of people that have a life outside of work, and keep things balanced.