Jamis B. wrote:
On Apr 10, 2006, at 12:46 PM, Dylan S. wrote:
All wise and profound Rails proverb suggestions welcome
So…are you really suggesting that if you want to be happy, you
ought to run around blindly doing things at random? Sounds like a
sure way to make yourself miserable, if you ask me.
I was unhappy with Python, so I went looking for something to make me
happy. I found Ruby. If I had just closed my eyes and picked a new
proglang at random, I doubt I would have found as much joy as I did
by purposefully looking for joy.
I’d be very curious to see the context in which that quote was given,
because I have a hunch it is being used wildly out of context here.
I’m not familiar with the context of the original poster’s quotation,
but it’s a Buddhist conception that to “pursue” happiness is to identify
it as something external to the self, which is folly, because the self
is all and nothing exists but the self, which contains both happiness
Of course, this might be a bit off topic for this list