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Re: "RTFM'ing": readily accessible user documentation?
- From: "Soren Andersen" <soren_andersen at speedymail dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 19:40:06 -0500
- Subject: Re: "RTFM'ing": readily accessible user documentation?
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On 16 Jan 2002 at 15:44, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
> It just all seems a little pointless to me but maybe I'm missing
> something. While I'm sure that's not your intent to aggravate the hard
> working contributors on this list, it's important to consider posts of this
> nature with a critical eye before posting. No sense infuriating those who
> have worked so long and so hard to provide us all with what we have now.
I am really, really convinced that if someone finds the constructive
proposal I sent in "infuriating", it is entirely their own (fairly
important) personal problem, as in: a problem of a spiritual nature (in
that it pertains to internal states of being, predispositions, and general
unhappiness); and I have found it most in life necessary to strictly
distinguish between what I rightly must own (acknowledge) in this life vs.
what I must allow others to own, which is rightly their [property, issue,
To put not too fine a point on it, I ask this: if someone is so *consumed*
with Cygwin that the devil of Anger emerges in their life on the slightest
excuse or provocation, is that a kind of self-sacrifice that is really
worth what is being achieved? Wouldn't taking a therapeutic break, at
least, be in order? I worry that folks who think the answer is 'yes' are
making the large and difficult-to-discern philosophical error of
undervaluing their own happiness and what it means to in relation to the
Everyone's life matters, inherently. We are mutually interdependent on one
another in inconceivably subtle and co-extensive ways, far beyond the
prosaic "one hand washes the other" kind of intentional, strategic mutual
support between co-workers. Life is bigger and far more incomprehensible
than that small intellectual notion, and so is our ultimate
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