Of Sound Mind and Love

Thoughts and experiences on software and perspective.


Understanding People: Arrogance is a Symptom

This is my first post in a series I call Understanding People. The goal of this series is to provide insight into the hidden forces behind specific actions made by our peers. It is my hope and desire that those who read will gain enough insight to overcome feeling wronged/angry/worried/etc. towards these actions, and instead start feeling patience, understanding, and compassion towards the actor and their situation.

In this post we will explore a commonly seen and hurtful trait: arrogance.


People are complicated; there is no practical way to make general statements about all, or even "most people". Instead, we will focus on just a few characters. Here are their introductions:

Mithril.js: A Tutorial Introduction (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2 of this tutorial series! In part 1 we implemented the EntryList and EntryForm components. In part 2 we will first refactor the EntryForm component to take advantage of Mithril's stellar component features. Then we will implement the Total component and the Coupon component, all of which will be managed by Mithril Virtual DOM algorithm under one parent component.

You can see the demo here!

Project User Stories

Before we dive back in, let's review our user stories:

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