… not exactly sprinting to that goal, are we…?
I don’t believe that software programming (and the languages and skills associated with it) is particularly better than any other type of skill. Meaning, I don’t consider it qualifiably better than really any other type of trade skill (and I hate when I read arrogant programmers who say stupid shit like that).
There’s nothing more demoralizing than working for someone who has not (and perhaps will not) ever done the work that they are asking you to do. This is especially bad in larger corporate structures, but happens in every size organization.
I’ve always liked Jim Carrey and he, on occasion, has some fairly decent words of wisdom and advice scattered in and around the internet. The Mask was definitely one of my favorite movies growing up and I must have watched that movie 100 times.
J.K. Rowling’s story is well-known at this point but there’s still a lot to learn from it, especially as we all walk through the ups and downs of life and experience disappointment and failure.