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Subject:Re: CHAT: how times have changed From:Robert Bennett <RBENNETT -at- TECHDATA -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 12 Nov 1998 09:31:23 -0500
I have pursued many lines of work and never received any respect in any
of them. I have come to believe that no one respects what anyone else
does, and I've given up waiting for someone else to anoint me with
praise. I have far more control over the of respect that I give others,
and I try to be generous with that.
I write because I find it satisfying. When I have taken a meaningless
jumble of buzz-words and turned them into a sentence, I know that I have
added value to the project. That feels good, and it's enough.
Nuts to 'em. Write well, go home happy, and live your life.