Found this comic with a quote from Stephen King today:
Life isn’t a support system for art. It is the other way around.
I think for a long time I though the opposite. Now slowly I come to the conclusion that developing software is my kind of art. But that all it is. Art. Software should not be the center of my life. I think for me the turning point was indeed when I began surfing. Maybe for some it takes longer to find the things that should be in the center of the room.