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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 25. DTSDIAG

A few times over the years I've faced dire situations that tempted me to return to my former faith. Times of trial and despair are hard on anyone, and my former faith provided just the right crutch to avoid facing reality and ascribe something that was truly unjust or wrong to some higher purpose. But each time I've faced this down—each time I've withstood the temptation—I've found myself stronger and better able to handle the storms of life than before. Freeing oneself from a mental dependence on errant faith is a lot like giving up an addiction—there are powerful temptations to lapse back into the former habits, but the momentary dulling of the senses that comes from falling off the wagon is never worth the high cost. ...

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