I found the Bible very boring and very repetitive. I’m not religious, and I thought maybe reading the Bible would give me inspiration into why other people are religious, but it didn’t.
The upside was that there are a lot of references in current society to Biblical events, and in reading the Bible I became a lot more aware of those.
Skydiving is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. It’s terrifying and relaxing and beautiful and thrilling all at the same time. I’ll admit I haven’t done freefall yet (just instructor-assisted deployment), but hanging off of the wing of an airplane at 3500 feet is an experience I’ll never forget.
It’s worth doing, and re-doing. I’ve been out of programming, lately, but when I get back in industry I’ll have to re-read it again.