“The root cause of most mistakes people make when dealing with new paradigms comes down to two things: fear and arrogance.
We fear we’ll miss out, that we’ll fail, or that we’ll be judged and rejected. And when we’re not afraid, we’re arrogant. We think the new thing is obviously bullshit, or obviously amazing, and it decreases our attachment to the actual truth.
When dealing with a new paradigm, reason has its limits. The best strategy is to embrace curiosity, and don’t worry too much.”
Related: Fear inhibits change
Today I am not going to write about cloud computing infrastructure, but instead about real physical cloud in the sky.
I ran 10K this morning and as I was walking to cool down, I looked up to the sky and saw an expanse of cloud lighted by the golden sun that had just risen above the horizon. It was lovely.
Too bad I did not have my phone to take a picture with so I can show you what it looks like. I searched on DuckDuckGo for types of clouds. The closest shape I found was either “altocumulus” or “cirrocumulus”. And the cloud I saw seemed quite high in altitude, so I am leaning toward cirrocumulus.
I do not know if every cirrocumulus looks lovely, but the cloud I saw this morning was indeed lovely in my opinion. It made me felt like I was on holiday somewhere in a beautiful beach resort. What a gorgeous way to start the day!
“I used to think that life was hills and valleys – you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountain top, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore. Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life.
No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.
And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.”
~ Rick Warren