Confessions of a programmer: As a coffee drinker and programmer, I don’t want a standing desk; I want a desk with a urinal. #coap
Tuesdays and Thursdays are little bridges that connect “oh shit” to “almost there” to “thank God!”
Sometimes it is helpful to remind yourself the goal is to win.
On this day, February 3, 2017, I reaffirm my commitment to be a better man than I was yesterday.
The Two Wolves
A Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves.
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, and lies.
The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith, and truth.
This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.”
The children thought about it for a minute. Then one child asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The Cherokee elder replied…
“The one you feed.”
That is all.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I feel I could be so much greater than the person I am if it weren’t for the person I am standing in the way.
When you forgive, you don’t change the past… You change the future! –author unknown
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." -Henry David Thoreau
I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralize them. –Terry Benn
h/t Deek Deekster
The older you get, the lonelier you become.
Sometimes it feels like there has been entirely too much sobriety in my life.
My dreams have been replaced by the constant pursuit of the dollar. Society has succeeded in beating me down and erasing my soul. I am blank. I am an automaton. A cog in the wheel. I live for the sole purpose of moving money from one hand to the other.