I read this guys book when it came out and it put me onto Seligman
quite a bit of humour in a TED talk
I spent some time learning some Mandarin and found this difficult until I realised how much simpler it was, now I feel it is an amazing asset………
future-less language means a better future
five other language differences fascinating stuff
In my life doing techy work for people I have had many conversations like this where the bluesky thinker cannot perceive that the laws of physics apply to them
“You canny change the laws of physics captain!”
or that they want to know why they cannot do something, when you cannot shove years of coding knowledge into their heads they assume you are incompetent
people have a habit of ganging up on the techy person – spouting negativity to hide their own lack of understanding
this particular one ends up with the techy agreeing to the impossible – perhaps that is where I fail……..
I have met and worked with many people who are unable to admit they are wrong, or was I wrong?
“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”
Konstantin Josef Jireček