Solstice is upon us. A good time to share what we've learned this year. So, what have y'all learned?
I've learned that explanations should be earned, not given freely. And sometimes the best way to deal with awkward silence is to let it roll over into comfortable silence.
@machado if I have to single one out, it's enneagram.
@machado I've learned
skill != enjoyment
I'm terrible at volleyball, but I've always loved playing. I'm also a terrible programmer. I spend all my time reading docs and web forums. And in any project where there's three ways to "skin a cat", I'll use all three in the wrong way. But it's still fun solving problems!
So I'll never make a living at volleyball or programming. I'm always be an untalented hack. But I'll be a happy untalented hack.
I went through a similar experience last year. The skill I've been more recognized for in my life is writing, but I hate the experience of doing it. It is a thing of anger and despair.
Meanwhile, I'm beginner+ at drawing and beginner- at painting, but I enjoy it enough that the task is rewarding by itself, without need for recognition or financial profit. Same for fucking around with blender and unreal engine.
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