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'Program: Advice for people who don't know this already.
'Author: Wayne

Sub Main()

STEP1:
    With great care, do what you have to, to get whatever it
    is that you know you want.  Try not to hurt anyone's
    feelings.

STEP2:
    Get some friends who want the same things as you.  If
    you meet people who don't want 50% or more of the
    same things as you, run the other way.  Kind of like me
    right now (my ex-girlfriend (as of 2.5 hours ago) is in the
    other room packing.

STEP3:
    If what you want changes, then GOTO STEP1.

STEP4:
    Spend as much time doing things that you want to do,
    live happily, pay taxes, die.

STEP5:
    If you're Catholic or Buddhist, Call Main().

End Sub

'(Wouldn't life be so much easier if you could compile a program like this for yourself?)

Wayne
Friday, May 21, 2004

Hi Wayne,

I have an alternate hypothesis for (1), once you have a relationship with another person.

(1) With great care, do what you have to, to get whatever it
    is that you know your partner wants *and*
(1.2)With great care, do what you have to, to get whatever it
    is that you know you want.
(1.2.5) expect your partner to take the same approach to their life.
(1.2.6) spend as much time as necessary talking things over to ensure that you both get as much of what you want as is realistic.  be careful yo uare focused on achieving what they want as much as they are, and that they are focused on getting what you want as much as you are..
(1.3) If you come to the conclusion that your partner is only trying to get what they want, regardless of what you want, run the other way.
(1.4)  Get some friends who want different things to you; they are the interesting people who may have something to teach you.
(1.5)

(3) If what you want changes, or what your partner wants changes, go to step 1.

(4) spend as much of your life as possible skiing


sorry about your breakup ;)  happens to the best of us.

FullNameRequired
Saturday, May 22, 2004

And remember, in this world, the strong devour the weak.

You know what I'm sayin'?
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Wayne, isn't that eventually going to cause a Stack Overflow ?

Steve Jones (UK)
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Tail-call optimization, Steve.


Saturday, May 22, 2004

Wayne,

Don't sweat the petty things, just pet the sweaty things.

Jim
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Jim,

Would you like to pet my sweaty thing?

Elephant
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Wayne,

There's a synax error in Step 4.

Don't know about you but paying taxes is only slightly higher on my list of things "i WANT to do" than petting Elephant's sweating thing.

Oh yeah, dying is a bitch too. Shouldn't step 4 be the 'perform routine system maintenance, e.g. pay taxes' step?
And step 4.5 should be: If Not Dead() Goto Step 1.

Sorry about the girlfriend. Probably for the best. Version 2.0 will be better.

DRAM
Thursday, May 27, 2004

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