Jamie's Blog

Lessons from a life of startups, coding, countryside, and kids

Contrary

I prefer not to get my philosophical advice from popular culture but this quote struck me as fairly apt:

Never tell a Ranger there’s something he can’t do - it’ll only make him do it bigger, better and with an ongoing sense of interest” — The Unit
At the moment I’m fairly intent on doing anything someone says not to, and especially anything that I can’t physically do. I can’t sleep because I’m thinking that I need to be climbing mountains to take photographs (which of course I can’t because my left foot is giving me too much pain so I couldn’t even drive to the mountain).  Suddenly, writing telecoms management software doesn’t add enough meaning to my life.  Now I need to accomplish everything that my injuries are preventing me from doing.  You never know what you had until you lose it, eh?