which were utilised to protect it.
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes">Ecclesiastes</a>, wrote in
+<a href="http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/poly/ecc007.htm">Eccelsiastes 7:10</a>
+that “Don’t say ‘What happened to make the earlier days
+better than these,’ for you ask this not in wisdom.” and that was written
<h2 id="new_alexandrias">The New Alexandrias</h2>
as sex objects), the fact that I got
into <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypomania">hypomanias (literally
"below-manias")</a>, the fact that I didn't consume caffeinated or
-alcoholic beverages at all, the fact that I found porn disgusting instead
-of arousing, the fact that I chat a lot on IRC, the fact that I listen
-to mostly pop music, and so on and so forth.
+alcoholic beverages at all (“You call yourself a geek?”), the fact that I
+found porn disgusting instead of arousing, the fact that I chat a lot on IRC,
+the fact that I listen to mostly pop music, and so on and so forth.
<h2 id="trying_to_please_everybody">Please all → Please none</h2>
-<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesop%27s_Fables">Aesop</a> (who was
-most likely an ancient Greek meme, similar to today’s
-<a href="#chuck_norris">Chuck Norris facts</a>) tells the story of an old
+miller, the son and the donkey”</a> tells the story of an old
man, his grandson and a donkey who walk from one city to another and no matter
how they utilise the donkey (without anyone on it; putting only the grandson
on the donkey; putting only the grandfather on the donkey ; both riding
How is it important? Some people, especially those that are jealous or
-envious of you are bound to complain. You smiled while performing a sad
-song? Someone will complain. You’re wearing prescription glasses? (Like I
+envious of you are <b>bound to berate</b> you. You smiled while performing a
+sad song? Someone will complain. You’re wearing prescription glasses? (Like I
do.) Someone will label you as “half-blind”. You wrote some Star Trek
fan fiction? Someone will tell you it’s lame. You wrote
-So just be happy with who you are. Naturally, if enough people complain,
+So just be happy with who you are.
+Naturally, if enough people complain,
and/or you think their criticism has some merits, you can try to improve in
some respects (without making a fuss about it). But be happy with what you
have and who you are, despite all the haters.