Hackers are the one who build things and solve problems. The mindset of a hacker is not just confined to this software-hacker culture comprising of expert programmers and networking wizards. Hacker attitudes are somewhat different from others as their nature is totally independent of the specific medium the hacker works in.
Hackers believe in freedom and voluntary cooperation. To become a hacker, you should behave as if you have this kind of attitude yourself. To behave as if you have the attitude, you have to believe truly the attitude. By cultivating hacker attitudes, it can help you learn more and keeps you motivated. The most powerful way to become a master in any field is to imitate the attitude of masters not simply intellectual but passionate as well. Here are few points that shows how one can become a hacker by cultivating their mindset and attitude.
1. The world is chock-full of interesting problems waiting to be solved
Being a hacker often seems to be loads of fun, but it takes a lot of effort followed by motivation. To become a hacker, you have to get a basic boost from solving problems, sharpening your skills, and exercising your intelligence.
2. No problem should ever have to be solved twice
You must keep in mind that creative brains are always precious, limited resource. Never waste your time on re-forming the wheel when there are so many interesting new problems waiting out there.
You need to believe that the thinking time of other hackers is valuable. Hence, it is a noble responsibility for you to share knowledge, solve problems and then give away the solutions. So that other hackers can focus on solving new problems instead of holding to enduringly re-address existing ones.
However, “No problem should ever have to be solved twice” does not mean that you have to consider all existing solutions as pious, or that there is only one precise solution to any given problem. We come across many problems and a solution for that. It is often necessary to consider that we can do better. But, sometimes technical barriers or something else might block a good solution from being re-used and instigate people to re-discover things.
3. Attitude is no replacement for proficiency
To become a master hacker, you need to develop some of these attitudes. But stealing an attitude solely won’t make you an immediate hacker. Becoming a hacker certainly requires intelligence, practice, dedication, and hard work.
Hence, you have to learn to disbelieve attitude and esteem competence of every kind. Hackers won’t let hypocrites waste their time, but they admire competence, especially proficiency at hacking. But it should be noted that proficiency at anything is assessed. Hard work and dedication are a must that plays a significant role to becoming a hacker.
4. Boredom and drudgery are destructive
Hackers should neither be bored nor have to menial at mindless, monotonous work. Boredom and drudgery are not just disagreeable but truly evil. It is pretty much good that you need to stay away from boring bits, as much as possible, not just for yourself but for everybody else (especially other hackers).
5. Be Creative
If you wish to become a hacker, you need to be creative and start thinking artistically. Hackers should be like a blend of artists, engineers, and philosophers. Hackers have a diversity of interests culturally and intellectually, apart from hacking.