program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
PROGRAM A COMPUTER? Oh, come on. This has pretty much the same answer as the equation thing. Not everyone can be a programmer, it needs a special kind
of brain to be able to do it, it requires also personal attributes that not all people have (like extreme patience and 'analytical' mind instead of
'creative' mind). Sounds like this guy is really very tech-math-oriented, and thinks EVERYONE should be. What the hell is wrong with this nut?
Programming -absolutely- requires that you can think in a very, very counter-intuitive and abstract way - a bit like playing chess, thinking all the
moves beforehand. You can't really program a computer unless you have all these qualities and more. At best, your code will be messy, unreadable,
difficult to figure out, buggy, and relatively short and you will get dizzy just looking at it. No. Not all people should know how to write program -
other people have other skills, that's why demogroups (for example) usually consist of a couple of programmers, a few graphicians, a couple of
musicians, and a designer. Everyone has their OWN SKILL, not everyone has to be dumbed down to mere math-tech-programmers! Give me a break!
Please notice, that he doesn't even mention THINKING. Which I think everyone SHOULD be able to do (after all, we all do have brains). Military and
corporations, and other "authorities" (including your parents) do not teach you to think.
Or more precisely, like Bruce Lee put it: "They all teach you WHAT to think, but not HOW to think".
COOK A TASTY MEAL? Well, this can come in handy, but why would it have to be 'tasty'? Why can't it be enough for it to be 'adequate' or 'nourishing'?
Is taste more important than nourishment? What about BUYING the incredients? Isn't that important? Someone else takes care of that, so all you have to
know is cook? Why not dishwashing, while you are at it? We can't all be cooks, not everyone is INTERESTED in cooking - but according to this madman's
doctrine, everyone should just FORCE themselves to learn things that do not interest them, and ABANDON things that come naturally to them, and that
interest them? What kind of twisted sicko is this guy?
FIGHT EFFICIENTLY? Really. Who didn't see this coming? Why would you fight anyone? Is that really a skill? Did Jesus really teach us that we should
learn to fight more efficiently? Or did he teach something better? This proves that this guy is a mad, violent, insane military guy, who can't think
outside the box. He simply lists the crazy things HE can do, and thinks this is the measure of humanity! What a fool!
Don't fight! World doesn't get better by humanity fighting! In a war, there are no winners, because war is hell, everyone loses. This guy wants to
keep humanity fighting, instead of finding harmony and peace? What a militaristic nutjob.
DIE GALLANTLY? Do I even need to comment on this one? This is like proof that this is not a respectable spiritual master, but some violent ape that
you (and now I) have quoted. WHY would it matter how you die? We are all going to die anyway. What does 'dying gallantly' add to anyone's life,
happiness, joy, or humanity's future? How does it improve things? WHO CARES how you die?
All this guy can think (and do) is cold math-oriented things, and fight, kill, and think of death and bones and (probably war)ships.
There's something seriously wrong with all this crap ... I predict that I will never want to write any sonnet. But I do love creating music, pixel
art, drawings, animations (2D and 3D), sound effects, stories, instruments, etc.. but according to this guy, I should abandon ALL this, and instead
start writing some idiotic poems, and start solving equations (although I can't, and I would NEVER be even 'adequate' at it, no matter how much I
studied) and programming computers, killing hogs, fighting with others, and then 'die gallantly'.
You can have many opinions about specialization, but if "non-specialization" means all THAT sickness, I think I'd rather specialize. Damn.
(Hmm, perhaps that "pitch manure" referred to a typical sales-pitch .. but same arguments apply anyway - being in sales is an evil position to be in -
to try to coerce others into exchanging their hard 'earned' money for some useless gimmick that your MASTER (the corporation you work for) has decided
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