I acknowledge that this IS Not my document however I am going to share here as it may be of interest to people, makes good reading, but please read with an open mind.
This text can also be found here. So if you type in hacker manifesto it is freely available to download anyway.
As it suggests you should read the Meaning of hack from the new hackers dictionary. The link goes to that page.
And if you still DON’T know the PROPER meaning of hacker please also read the jargon file entry for hacker.