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RailsConf 2019 - Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching Suffering at Work by Amy Newell
“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” - The Dread Pirate Roberts
Are you dreading an email from work while you’re at this conference? Ruminating over last week’s outage? Worried you’re not learning enough because you can’t stay focused on the talks?
These are three kinds of suffering we all experience at work: uncertainty, failure, and insufficiency. All three are an inevitable part of our work. But more than that: they are necessary. Join me to learn some ways to approach suffering that can make you happier, healthier, and even a better developer.
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