The thing that motivates me to continue writing software is seeing how much damage it is causing to the environment & society, and hoping I can push back against that!
And do so humbly. Because I get quite annoyed at devs saying "you must embrace this, it is The Future!" Especially in relation to blockchains where this callous attitude can actively harm others financially.
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).