What’s really become prevalent over the last two decades is the idea that being highly self-confident - loving yourself, believing in yourself - is the key to success. Now the interesting thing about that belief is it’s widely held, it’s very deeply held. And it’s also untrue.
“College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago,” Sara Konrath and her team at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research reports. “Many people see the current group of college students, sometimes called ‘Generation Me,’ ” Konrath continues, “as one of the most self-centered, narcissistic, competitive, confident, and individualistic in recent history.”
Source: Psychopathy’s Double Edge
Yes, after 6 years it was time to say good bye to the old pixbox. What started off as such a brilliant idea in 2006 is today surpassed by the likes of Facebook, Flikr, 500px and (shudder!) Instagram. And I was getting a little tired of people who suddenly decided that photos of them as teenagers was far too embarrassing for public view and demanding that they are removed.
So what’s going to happen here you ask? It will still be very much about photography, but more of the talk-about photography and the art and science behind it, and less of the Sina-does albums, those you will find on Facebook. For now at least, let’s see what the future brings us.
I want to share some of the techniques and tools I’ve come across that I’ve found interesting, and share some of my musings about the equipment I use in this eternal hunt of ours for that fleeting Kodak moment. Somewhat ironic that the only thing left of that once omnipotent company is now a banal saying.