The person trying to cut down a tree with a stick is not stupid but disempowered. Many mental conflicts are similar in that a thing lacks the right tool.
To identify with a collection of tools is ego, to realize that the one who swings is the same as yourself dissolves the attachment to the tools.
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
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