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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat
Actually the attitude part was what drew me to the book. Glen obviously knows it is politically incorrect to judge women by their looks just like he knows it stinks when people judge him by his looks.
He is also fully aware of the irony of the situation.
He also knows his chances of finding a 22 year old 110 lb yoga instructor to fulfill his dreams.
There are all kinds of studies that show that no matter how politically correct we want to be we make judgments about others we may not even be aware of.
I know I do. The difference between me and Glen is that I'm not typically willing to admit it.
His attitudes about women shaped the story a great deal. Yes it is a a little painful to read but without it we would not have really heard enough the story to even make sense.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
Last edited by davidpm; 08-12-2013 at 07:04 PM.