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Brad Gilbert
June 12, 2018 21:44
Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)
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On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM, Brandon Allbery <> wrote:
> I replied to this one in private, but I want to make a point in public as
> well.
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:24 PM Brad Gilbert <> wrote:
>> The barrier is not with Stack Overflow. (←What I obviously meant)
>> The barrier is within you.
> There's an insidious assumption hidden in here: that "the barrier is within
> you" means it's a modifiable barrier. Or, for that matter, it should be.
> For some of us, it's not. I was not overstating earlier when I made a
> reference to the Nobel Prize.
> And there are also those for whom it's not as modifiable as this attitude
> assumes, or for whom modifying it is not the best of ideas.
> Think about this one a bit next time you want to tell someone it's "all in
> their head". Because it might just be literally true.

I absolutely knew it was literally true.

I then proceeded to point out the same in my own life.

I did not intend to imply that it was easy to deal with.

(Note for others reading this there have been messages off list about this)

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