25 Lessons I Have Learned
9. Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously

Many of the most “successful” people in life, are also those who enjoy life more than most. Their passion is their play and their play a toast to their passion. There is no such thing as fashion or trends or work for them, unless it is the reason they bend backwards to excuse themselves from the less important (frivolous) demands of others.

Moreover, such models for living have fun because they are apt to ignore, abhor, and abscond socially prescribed ways of expressing their thoughts, their proclivities, as well as their personalities. And as a result, end up being perceived as strange and unusual, zany and original, or unique individuals who embrace the eccentric.

So let your idiosyncrasies shine through when you take pictures. Don’t take yourself so seriously and certainly don’t be afraid to take the opinion of others less seriously. People like people who like themselves. Your photos can express that if only if they are truly an expression of you.

*a hilarious example: michaelia's Funny Chin

*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.

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