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Re: I'm thankful for my job

by arhuman (Vicar)
on Apr 28, 2001 at 18:30 UTC ( #76374=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I'm thankful for my job

My Medition Today: When do we know that we find our calling? Does it scream at us, or is it silently there all the while?

I think it's there all the while, some people are aware of it from the beginning,
some people may take time to realize it, but one day eventually they say It's MY way...

For me it was when I was around 12, I saw my cousin
turning esoteric signs (BASIC) into cursors moving on the TV screen.
I realized at that time, that I wanted to be like him, a computer wizard...


It turn out to be a joke, but for my part I can spot several strong sign showing it is MY thing.
I know it's MY thing each time :
  • I realize that I'm more interested by computers than by football (read soccer), cars and any other topic.
  • I think about packets routing when watching ants.
  • I dream about code. (and find solutions to current problems doing so !!)
  • I see beauty in algorithms.
  • Convert prices into computers :'Damn this car worths x computers...'

"Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)

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Re: Re: I'm thankful for my job
by thabenksta (Pilgrim) on Apr 30, 2001 at 19:04 UTC

    You dream in perl too? Sometimes i think in perl. Like "How would i program this situation".

    It doesn't *scream* at me that this is what I want to do. But I can't imagine doing anything else. I have no idea what I would be doing right now without perl and the internet. Probably trying to start a recording studio.

    I think that everyone has there own certain way of doing, learning and understanding things, and whether it's a natural thing that you have from birth or if it's manifested from your life experiance I don't know, but I know that when you find something that fits into your way of thinking it just clicks, and that's when you know your doing what your *supposed* to.

    I know I could never be an accountant, lawyer, or doctor. Yet there are millions of people that are, and that would say "I could never be a programmer". I love my job, and I do it well, and I love doing my job well, and that's enough for me to say "I've found my calling" and "I'm thankful for my job".

    -thabenksta
    my $name = 'Ben Kittrell'; $name=~s/^(.+)\s(.).+$/\L$1$2/g; my $nick = 'tha' . $name . 'sta';

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