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jrs235 · 2018-01-11 · Original thread
Sounds like you might be making other people look bad by coming under.

"The nail that sticks up gets hammered down." - The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great[0]

Complete bullshit and a horrible culture to be if you truly care about progress and doing your best.

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fastbeef · 2017-06-05 · Original thread
Not a programming book per se, but seeing that you had "The Healthy Programmer" in your list I'll throw it out there:

"The underachievers manifesto" - a short book that does wonders for your mental health in a world that values productivity and superficial, short-sighted goals over everything else.

https://www.amazon.com/Underachievers-Manifesto-Accomplishin...

jrs235 · 2016-08-22 · Original thread
Seriously, everyone should read The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great[1] (after they turn 18, in hopes it doesn't encourage them to drop out :). I'd recommend getting a used hard copy and placing it on your coffee table. It's a quick and humorous read that helps bring the lighter side of things back into perspective.

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jrs235 · 2016-08-08 · Original thread
The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great http://amzn.to/1GmFRvX
jrs235 · 2015-04-08 · Original thread
Here's a light-hearted and humorous read / perspective.

The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great

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jrs235 · 2014-04-29 · Original thread
If you're feeling down on yourself I highly recommend a quick, short, and entertaining read called The Underachiever’s Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811853683/ref=as_li_ss_tl?... (Affiliate Link)

Edit: Affiliate free link: http://www.amazon.com/Underachievers-Manifesto-Accomplishing...

twinge · 2012-07-28 · Original thread
I highly recommend "The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great": http://www.amazon.com/The-Underachievers-Manifesto-Accomplis...

Face it, if we're reading HN on a Saturday, probably thinking about work, we're probably saddled with the nagging feeling that we're not achieving enough. But achievement can become a dangerous addiction that makes us unhappy.

There are common themes in the book that come up in software engineering as well, like "perfect is the enemy of the good" and "the law of diminishing returns applies everywhere". It's a rational way to think about living.

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