doctor paradox

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Since even before John Locke bestowed upon us this philosophical power as makers, we've known: life requires heroism. Otherwise to live is not to live -- it is to pathetically toil in this factory or that, push these papers or those, wear this color collar or keep changing as you go. It's good to be God. But we can't make the mistake of imagining this is a static crown, or one due automagically. No -- one must do the work to accept the mantle of Maker, though should not want for options in self-training on this front. Then one must go the distance to keep growing, learning, changing with the times as they for sure will evolve. The key is gaining competence without over-confidence -- the first mistake of pseudo-gods is mistaking ourselves for gods of higher stature and broader reach. It behooves us to cultivate humility about the skills we acquire, for teachers are yet students and even masters are the ones who devote themselves to lifelong learning of the craft. Ah but then we re...