I was expecting a lot more than this. Stuff like "give up negativity" comes nowhere near advice, it's just sappy.

You could have condensed two or four of these into "stop trying to optimize everything. Go for stability, not cleverness or speed optimization." This is the best lesson I've learned in software.

The health one, good, I saw an awful lot of jeans at Microsoft with size labels of 42 or higher, taking one Mountain Dew after another out of the cabinet. But conspicuously missing from this entry was "don't smoke." And I would add "don't drink alcohol unless it is very, very occasionally."

The personailty stuff was just sappy, sorry.

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