Regular Complainers vs Rare Complainers

[[][Garima Karla]] > There are two types of people: those who regularly complain and those who rarely complain. > > A regular complainer has this in his personality to complaint so you can't do much about him or her. > > A rare complainer is the one who needs to be looked at. If this person complains, it means there is something wrong that they are out of patience and cannot bear it anymore. They want things to change. This could be serious.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Mulla jami, quoted in ldries Shah's Caravan of Dreams, 1968 >A man said to a Dervish: "Why do I not see you more often?" >The Dervish replied, “Because the words 'Why have you not been to see me?' are sweeter to my ear than the words 'Why have you come again?”'

Stoicism for Programmers

[[][Matic Jurglic]] >The software and processes I will deal with today will be buggy, broken, undocumented and written in contexts whose traces have been lost forever. I will be managed by unreasonable bosses who lost touch with reality, and I will deal with abysmal implementations containing blatant security holes.While trying to catch aggressive deadlines, I will continuously be running into unexplainable issues, halting my progress. Customers will be reporting problems that fall into the category of edge cases I would have never imagined.

My job is like this because I chose the life of a problem solver, and I am capable of organizing and solving the issues in a calm and focused manner. Moreover, I have learned to thrive in these conditions.
These properties of software development are natural. To feel anxiety, frustration and anger at this job, is unnatural.

Bruce Lee


"If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."