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Re: Re: Advancing oneself personally and professionally as a programmer (discussion)

by Rudif (Hermit)
on Sep 03, 2001 at 01:04 UTC ( #109778=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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>> One big reason I didn't finish my degree was due to indulging in Castenadas philosophy ...

I was reading Castaneda books around '78 too and what I remember is advice that Don Juan gives to Carlos (quoting approximately from my memory):

Don't indulge in self-pity. Drop your self-importance.
Take full responsibility for everything you do, feel and decide.
Live every day fully, as if it were your last day on Earth.

I still think it is a sound advice, so I pass it on. It is somewhat lacking on warmth and generosity, but there are other places for that.

As for mushrooms, teleporting, mind reading and similar Don Juan's stunts, I did not take these seriously. Did I miss something?

Rudif

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