When I was eight years old, I wanted to start a book of all the interesting facts I’d learned and realizations I’d had. It seemed far too easy to forget the important discoveries of life. How helpful it would be to have them in my own special book. I became discouraged, however, when I realized all the many meaningful lessons from my first seven years I’d never written down. I made up my mind that it was far too late to start and gave up the idea.
Now I know better. Goofing Around—6 asks you to add one item you’ve learned lately. You can add only one per day, but feel free to add more as the days go by and you make new discoveries. Please feel free to add small things as well as big new knowledge. It all adds up!
Here’s something I learned today:
–Don’t try to add new computer programs or hardware when you are tired or only have limited time. Plan to go nuts, weep, and kick things. Computers are like children and have to be treated with infinite patience. They do not like change and will keep secrets so that you won’t know why they are resisting you so mightily.