The Mendicant was angry. Upset. Furious, even.
The Flow of the Network was rarely interrupted and the Mendicant was sure that his abilities and understanding of the flow was growing.
“Master!” he said although some of his frustration make it sound harsh. He tempered himself out of respect.
“Master, have I not done well?” the mendicant asked. “Had I not designed the Internet connection to standard ? And the new DMZ was deployed according to schedule and worked almost flawlessly ? And have I not overcome the tests set for me and performed well ?”.
The Master replied “You have done very well. You are showing mastery of the flow and a willingness to learn”.
“Then why do you ask me for more ? Have I not achieved enough for you?”
The Master smiled. He, of course, had wondered when the question would come.
The Master spoke “It is a truth of the Network that the job is never done. The Network itself does not remember what has been done already – the Network only knows that there is more to do.”
The Mendicant frowned and said loudly “But there is always more to do, Master!”
The Master held up and pointedly said “A better Mendicant would never tell me what was done yesterday. He would always tell me what he is going to do tomorrow”
And the mendicant was enlightened.
Other Posts in A Series On The Same Topic
- Network Zen: You Cant Change The Fact But You Might Change The Perception (8th April 2015)
- Network Zen: All Feet Are Different (4th September 2013)
- Network ZEN: Do Not Tell Me About Yesterday, Tell Me About Tomorrow (9th June 2013)
- Network ZEN: The Same Problem can Seem Different (25th July 2011)
- Network ZEN - Frames or Packet (11th February 2011)
- Network Zen - The Flow may only be seen when it is not present. (7th February 2011)
- Network Zen - Standardisation and Failure (18th November 2010)
- Network Zen - Standardisation (17th November 2010)
- Network ZEN - Storage traffic isn't so Important (20th October 2010)
- Network ZEN: A Switch (20th April 2010)
- Network ZEN: OSPF or EIGRP (25th March 2010)
- Network ZEN: Management or Monitoring (20th January 2010)
- Network ZEN: Stackable or Chassis Switches (3rd August 2009)