Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Egoless Programming

Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness (James H. Austin)
- Highlight Loc. 3695-97  | Added on Sunday, February 20, 2011, 12:51 AM

Joshu Sasaki-roshi: Form or rules are very important. We are not trying to keep you inside of them but to cut off your ego. This is very important as a way of teaching. To cut off your ego is the first step in Zen practice. Joshu Sasaki-roshi1

Cutting off your ego is also an important step in programming practice. Don't be precious about 'your' code. Chances are, it's not 'your' code anyway. It's code that someone else has paid you to write.

If someone points out a better way to solve a problem, the correct response is to thank them and learn.

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