Back in August I mentioned
an article from the MSDN Magazine: "Becoming a Guru"
. I liked it.
Now, the same magazine features an article on The Dark Side of Being a Guru
which has a few comments about how real-life guruing (?) can be like:
"I receive a ton of e-mail saying, 'I have a software problem. Please help soon, as I have urgent business to conduct.'" - Dino Esposito, columnist
Hehe... If you look at this the right (optimistic) way, it must be cool to receive mails like this - knowing that so many people think you
have the answer for everything - but the downside is that the same people expect
you to have the answer for everything. And that you are always available for private lessons.
Ultimately, the satisfaction you get from helping so many people (although not through private lessons) beats the dissatisfaction of not having time to help the (relatively) few - otherwise Gurus wouldn't be Gurus, right?