I am Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob). Ask me anything.

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Robert Martin I remember being a teenager and finding your posts with H.S. Lahman and feeling like I was uncovering some hidden laws of the universe. Later, in my early 20s, I met several of my heroes at a conference, only to be greatly disappointed to hear they were full of regret. For example, without naming names, one founder of the field of computer science was bankrupt and legally blind due to glaucoma from diabetes (which in turn he attributed to not taking care of his diet).

Here is my big question, that I may even regret asking:

Does your ability to think logically and structure your thoughts on software engineering carry into your personal life?

How do you set goals for yourself, both personally and professionally?

If you were to plot a histogram of your successes and failures, in five year increments, what would that look like? What caused the histogram bars to change over time?