So I googled this after thinking about it and the idea is really not as original at it seemed. Regardless, I recently came to the realization that being content (or perhaps it is being happy) is that sometimes you have to work to want what you have than to have what you want. Then I thought, there are those who claim to be happy without money or power or possessions but I really don’t believe that’s true. Not that it’s impossible to feel content in life solely through relationships or a greater being or oneself than through materialism. It’s just that I think there’s a relative difference in the kind of joy you get from inner peace and the kind that comes from the ego. Then there’s everything in between. So, maybe life is not what you make it, but what you make of it.
Here are four books that I’ve been reading recently. If you’re looking to really step up your front-end development and programming skills I highly recommend them.
I’ve removed the referral from these Amazon links for your benefit.
Doesn’t matter if you’re the interviewer or the interviewee – this book will help set the right expectations and challenge your skills.
I had to buy a used paperback version of this book because it’s a bit expensive but I’ve never had more fun reading a computer book. If you’re the least bit interested in how computers work and their impact on our lives then you absolutely must pick this one up.
I try to watch this video every now and then; it may have been posted here in the past. It takes a lifetime to leave a dent in this world as it will easily go on without you. It is a dangerous thing to settle or to lack ambition – I have no patience for that.
If you’re looking to move away from MediaTemple or GoDaddy give Digital Ocean a try. You get full control so if you build sites from the ground up it’s perfect! This is a referral link, btw.