My good advice is: it's hard for people with a compiled language background, including me, to accept that, but JS is very good for many things which we couldn't dream of 5 years ago, encroaching even C territory.
Linus has actually stated it in a way that is frequently seen as toxic. But, while C++ is one of my favourite programming languages, certain language features tend indeed to "rotten" people's brains, just like pre-GIT CVS+derivatives did to source control habits. And I find that Java is actually the perfect representative of that nowadays, not C++ (and even Linus is now commiting patches in C++) I don't know what you guys people but when I have to traverse a tree of 10 folders, and files have 10 lines and exist only for a single abstraction's sake, I kinda feel OOP, though a powerful tool, has been overused. When everything has to be an object just for a paradigm's sake, things can get kinda distorted. One of the greatest programming innovations is, in my opinion, MVC (or even MVVC stuff like Angular) is one of the greatest things that have been getting popular lately. By separating logic from models and views people are encouraged not to create stupid abstractions and use procedural programming where it is adequate and avoid performance losses.
(proof that torvalds actually uses C++ if anyone hasn't seen that: https://github.com/torvalds/su...)
Morphine has particularly bad side effects when taken orally. But no endogenous opiate release can ever match the dopamine release of even small opioid intake. Anyone who's ever taken (pharmceutical) opioids for any reason surely understands why one gets addicted to those. Having happiness anxiety-be-gone pills in your pocket can be tempting.
And what's even worse: unlike true depressants, up to a certain threshold there is almost no effect whatsoever on cognitive performance and will not make you sleepy. So when used in a certain way people get happy and work (and even find work interesting). It is said that chinese immigrants making use of opioids to work better in factories resulted in prejudice which led to opioids being banned in the United States.
It may be a little tragic. Microsoft, may be hated, but it's still by far the best (or standard) office suite. We should actually be happy they're still selling the old standalone office without price hikes (Adobe don't seem to be doing that anymore with the Creative Suite). Heck, now they're freely offering almost fully functional multiplataform versions of office for phones and tablets. Nowadays, it's actually believable that some day they may actually release a working Office Suite for Linux.
Sure you can use Open/Libre Office and be happy with it for several purposes, but the small incompatibilities are surely gonna cause you serious trouble once you can't see properly the documents you need. Even iWork, actively developed by what is now the world's biggest private company, eventually gets broken by something and eventually many users install Office for their needs. For work or study purposes involving constant document exchange with users which you can't garantee will use the same tool as you, I still see dropping Office as no go, and it may be ever so. It's just like image editing: Gimp works fine for most personal projects but if you do it for a living, unless you're lucky and find an opensource haven nobody is gonna hire you don't use Adobe tools.
You're not coerced into using any of the optional cloud features if you don't want to give Microsoft your data. I for one, got one free office 365 license with a new computer and one from work, and the desktop version still works fine and, except for the 1TB onedrive which is useful, I haven't moved on and used it because I prefer the standalone version, and besides frequent upgrades which I will obviously miss, even some quite good cloud integration is available trough the bundled onedrive if that's your thing. Also, all questioning that sould sincerely check if their questioning behaviour with their Android or iOS phones is similar, which would surely make the complaints rational questioning of a huge powerful corporation, or whether it's just hate of Microsoft and love of Google or Apple, which have been doing much worse than Redmond.