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I wonder..
Why is it we can enjoy things when they're optional when we dislike the same things when we have to do them? For example, when I started out in my career I worked in tech support. I never really liked it, especially at Xylogics. Problem solving all day, especially answering *stupid* questions or questions that people could've answered themselves if they'd cracked a manual. It gets old, answering the same questions over and over... and over.... and over...

So I was glad to put that part of my career behind me.

Right, so why do I spend so much time on tivolovers, alt.video.ptv.tivo, the TiVo Help Forums, numerous Yahoo Groups, etc, answering questions? And why do I enjoy helping people with their questions? It is often the same questions over and over, and some of the questions are, frankly, dumb - many wouldn't be asked if the person had opened their manual. But I keep refreshing the pages just to see if any new questions have been asked.

I'm sure if it was my job to answer all of them I wouldn't find it very enjoyable...

Well, just a semi-drunken thought. Time for unconsciousness.

I am: sleepy sleepy
Current Media: TiVo: Modern Marvels

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aberranteyes From: aberranteyes Date: September 9th, 2004 04:41 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Why is it we can enjoy things when they're optional when we dislike the same things when we have to do them?

It's just part of the human condition. Mark Twain said it best in the episode of the fence: Work consists in whatever a body is obliged to do, and Play in whatever a body is not obliged to do.
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