How do I know that I still have a software developer inside of me? Because I still solve problems that way. By writing software. It’s an amazing thing to be able to do. I don’t do it as my “main thing” anymore, but it sure is a wonderful “cooking ingredient”.

Originally posted on 2021-10-16 at 22:50 via

Do you ever catch yourself in the awareness of what an utterly amazing and mysterious privilege it is to participate in this thing we call life? To basically be literally burning with it, constantly. To experience what we call consciousness and self-awareness, knowing that it’s all ultimately temporary and small. And yet it is the biggest concept we know? It’s totally wild. And weird. And full of wonder.

Originally posted on 2021-10-15 at 05:35 via

There is a book of ancient wisdom that contains a message going something like this:
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I grew into an adult, I set aside childish ways.”
At the risk of offending a subset of potential readers, I’d like to put an unconventional lens on this idea and expand it.
I’d like it to go on to saying something like this:
“After having walked alongside others for a while – learning from their wisdom, I started studying my own mind and reflected deeply on what I had learned from others. I came to see how each of them had shaped me on the inside, and I slowly came to understand that only I can decide what my future path is. I may be called to walk with different tribes at different times. I may be called to walk alone. And always, I will be called to become truer to my unfolding self, the path that only I can find, and only I can walk.
When I was an early adult, I talked like other adults, I thought like other adults, I reasoned like other adults. When I started discovering my own path, I set aside the ways of other adults.”

Originally posted on 2021-10-13 at 05:12 via