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The other day an old mentor of mine described one of the things I'm passionate about as my "white whale" and I'm still thinking about it. Not wrong, but, a bit unkind? I guess?

@jamey

What about white dragon?

You are lucky, actually.

To me, most people are less poetic.

@Shamar What's the significance of a white dragon? I don't really care how poetic someone is being if they're comparing my passion to Captain Ahab's self-destructive mission to kill Moby Dick…

@jamey Imho it has some connotation of “obsession” which certainly can be interpreted as negative or unhealthy. On the other hand it might have been a way to recognize that your passion is really strong?

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