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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    I'm not sure you understand what that term means.
    He clearly doesn't. He must have skipped class the day they explained it at alt right school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    9/10 digital deaths approve. If you boiled it first, you would have the pinnacle of a twice boiled meat sammie.
    the first cooking was of unknown origin so it might have very well been boiled first...... I can only hope i had twice boiled, but i will never know...i guess in the end, as long as i was satisfied i won't know any better....

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    at what point do passions become addictions
    and effect yur jobs?
    be they passionate ones or just wage slaving shit i dont mind doing cause its a skills to pay the bills things

    asking for sum friends with white room whippy stick issues


    speaking from experiance 8 hours in a boat with someone youd rather not spend minutes on is gonna harsh the passion mellow
    but what do i know i gots decades of nail pounding trades on the bod and can still walk
    uphill no less
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    at what point do passions become addictions
    and effect yur jobs?
    Usually, and with any luck, in early November every year.

    I have spates where I'm passionate about my work (not the job), but mostly I've remained a ski bum with a science addiction.
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    I believe it comes down to purpose rather than passion.

    I think of purpose as a combination of finding the work interesting, feeling like you made a difference, and of course the compensation. Individual people need different percentages of these items to find purpose.

    The purpose must outweigh the effort and bullshit for me to be happy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Fall in love with problems and you'll never be bored or passionless.
    I like this, and it applies to everything I do at work. It's all little and big problems constantly. No problems to solve means mindless work, that would suck. I would 100% do my work if I was rich and didn't need to work, and sometimes I do my work for free. it's fun, it lets me travel, and after a long time of just getting by, it's paying decent...for now. That can change. The people I work with really fucking care about the work, and are (mostly) super talented. To say they are passionate is an understatement. The cream rises quickly and average people get shut out quick at work. it can be brutal for some, but working with people who give a shit is awesome. People that 'mail it in' are not seen again by me, there's no need for them when there too many hard workers out there. I'm not gloating, or trying to, this thread just made me reflect on how bad my job could be I guess , and I don't know why or how I figured this will be my career by age of 16-17. I have zero advice on how to figure this all out yourself at a young age.

    And if I had a shitty boss or an incompetent manager above me, all I just said would not be true at all, my job would suck just like most jobs. Or if I slightly went into a different direction in the same field, it could be tedious and boring. If you are not thinking ahead and managing your career, I think you can get really stuck and unhappy. I wish I had a mentor 20 years ago to avoid a lot of career shit that was unnecessary, I have to think everyone could benefit with a mentor, too. There was so much about my industry I didn't know existed until recently. Once I got into'd to that world, everything fucking changed. A career is a game to be figured out before you have kids, a mortgage, and all that bullshit that narrows your choices down to just being conservative so you can provide provide provide. A successful kid making 6 figures and working 35 hours is on the right path, just as skifishbum has a good life too.

    And cheers to all the trophy husbands, that's really impressive too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    I believe it comes down to purpose rather than passion.

    I think of purpose as a combination of finding the work interesting, feeling like you made a difference, and of course the compensation. Individual people need different percentages of these items to find purpose.

    The purpose must outweigh the effort and bullshit for me to be happy.



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    ^^This. I tried the whole chase your passion thing. I worked as a climbing guide for 3 years, and it killed my passion. Went back to school and I'm a paper pusher now but the work is a lot more interesting mostly because it's challenging and demanding. Making more $ doesn't hurt either.

    Personally, I also find I get out a lot more when my time is limited. If I only have 2-3 days a week to ski, I'm going to ski those days. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    youDge paragarf 1

    monstrous paragarff 2

    And cheers to all the trophy husbands, that's really impressive too.
    cool blog.

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    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few


    Or the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    cool blog.
    Thanks buddy. I should keep it simple like your bitcoin thoughts, right?

    I was waiting for you and Dumbfee to completely rip it apart. Didn't get much from you though, but I'm sure dumbfee will post a frothing-at-the-mouth reply.

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    There’s a throw down on the horizon somewhere?

    Shit, we’re still cleaning up from the Great Meme War of ‘17.
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    I just figured it's Friday why not troll a little.

    Cheers dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    I just figured it's Friday why not troll a little.

    Cheers dudes.
    i wasn't saying you were wrong...just a dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Thanks buddy. I should keep it simple like your bitcoin thoughts, right?

    I was waiting for you and Dumbfee to completely rip it apart. Didn't get much from you though, but I'm sure dumbfee will post a frothing-at-the-mouth reply.
    your virtue-signalling bullshit really doesn't set itself apart in this thread, maybe take it to a place where it can shine?

    anyways I'm applying special relativity to figure out some strange time space where "learning" general stuff for 4-6 years before you "get trained" doesn't cost time

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post

    anyways I'm applying special relativity to figure out some strange time space where "learning" general stuff for 4-6 years before you "get trained" doesn't cost time
    Is that invariant under the Lorenz transformation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    your virtue-signalling bullshit really doesn't set itself apart in this thread, maybe take it to a place where it can shine?
    That's it? You must have had a long week yelling angrily at the internet, maybe rest over the weekend, re-group, and bring your A-game Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    speaking from experiance 8 hours in a boat with someone youd rather not spend minutes on is gonna harsh the passion mellow :
    I run into more than a few ex-fishing guides up here so I can believe you

    I got a buddy who owns a lodge so i asked how that was he said " I work 14hrs a day for 180 days of the year so if you aint on my program your buddies will tell you pretty quick and if I have to tell you you won't be invited back "
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    I trust said buddy apologized immediately after issuing a somewhat aggressive position.

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    nope he told me " I was born to it " buddy is dead serious he don't care how much $$$$$$ the average client ( 70 % of them being old/white/American/ republican ) has if you fuckup you will hear about it cuz he works too hard to put up with bullshit

    and I have heard similar things from ex-guides

    I think "fishing" and "guiding fishing" are 2 different things, it honestly doesn't sound like a great way to make a living

    Me I just get the cash drive their trucks down river which takes about an hour and I'm done



    its Canada tho so you won't get shot or pepper sprayed eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    That's it? You must have had a long week yelling angrily at the internet, maybe rest over the weekend, re-group, and bring your A-game Monday.
    that was a weaksauce buttahflake impersonation. take a lap.

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    ive elevated my fishing passion to a point where I don't even need much catching for enjoyment

    so givin fucks that you paid to not git em aint as easy sometimes
    and the fact that the only way most of em will git em is under a bobber in a manner of fishing that I don't personally enjoy
    and too many people cant git over the need to quantify catching #ers with a great day on the water
    I still guide charity events and volunteer vet engagements
    ill probably guide again
    probably white water
    in the services industries idiot exposure time matters
    and less is better
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    In re: college degrees and critical thinking: I think there's some pretty good selection bias for those who pursue a challenging college degree, in that those who went through the BS of attaining a degree were generally more likely to be able to set goals and achieve mid to long term objectives. They can grind. That's not to say that those who don't chase a degree can't also be goal setters and achievers and grinders, just that, all things being equal, the kid with the engineering degree is more likely to be a quality candidate than the kid without, even if the job has nothing to do with engineering or any of the skills learned while pursuing that degree.

    Outside of that, I can't say I ever saw too big a difference in critical thinking abilities between those who had degrees and those who didn't. I don't think you learn that in college or university. Maybe the ability to articulate and direct that critical thinking.... but we're starting to parse hairs, here.

    Anyways, to the topic, more parsed hairs: my job is so not my passion, but that doesn't mean I'm not passionate about what I do. It's so much more fun to bring passion and engagement to whatever it is you're working on, whether that's scrubbing the floor or leading a high performing team in an effort to make some corner of the world a better place. I think it has fuck all to do with the job and everything to do with the person.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    In re: college degrees and critical thinking: I think there's some pretty good selection bias for those who pursue a challenging college degree, in that those who went through the BS of attaining a degree were generally more likely to be able to set goals and achieve mid to long term objectives. They can grind. That's not to say that those who don't chase a degree can't also be goal setters and achievers and grinders, just that, all things being equal, the kid with the engineering degree is more likely to be a quality candidate than the kid without, even if the job has nothing to do with engineering or any of the skills learned while pursuing that degree.

    Outside of that, I can't say I ever saw too big a difference in critical thinking abilities between those who had degrees and those who didn't. I don't think you learn that in college or university. Maybe the ability to articulate and direct that critical thinking.... but we're starting to parse hairs, here.

    Anyways, to the topic, more parsed hairs: my job is so not my passion, but that doesn't mean I'm not passionate about what I do. It's so much more fun to bring passion and engagement to whatever it is you're working on, whether that's scrubbing the floor or leading a high performing team in an effort to make some corner of the world a better place. I think it has fuck all to do with the job and everything to do with the person.
    I think that is a really good point. You can half-ass anything or your can put forth some effort and get some personal satisfaction in doing something well. That said, the world need half-assers too. Shit don't work without the worker drones.

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