Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Is it just me or is the joy being sucked out of everything anymore? I mean everything.

I used to enjoy photography groups online but then suddenly, if you weren’t photographing this or that you were wrong. Now it’s if you dare to photograph a black person and you are white, you are wrong. I kid you not. That was the directive in a group I was in and left because good grief! Can we stop trying to control everyone else and take the joy out of everything.

I don’t share my photography online anymore and I’ve abandoned Instagram because I’ve watched too many photographers bullied for how or what they create.

Someone is always offended.

Someone is always pointing out what they think someone else is doing wrong.

Someone always wants to prove they are superior to someone else because they think one way or another.

It’s even spilled into the churches.

I’m quite fed up and am tired of being told how to create, how to eat, how to talk, and I am certainly over being told how to think.

People, seriously, stop sucking the joy out of everything. Please.

Stop overthinking.

Stop overthinking for other people at least.

Photograph what you want.

Sketch what you want.

Create what you want.

Write what you want.

Believe you want.

And, please, don’t tell others how to do any of those things.

Focus on your own life and move the bloody heck on.

11 thoughts on “The Joy is being sucked out of everything

  1. Michelle says:

    It’s getting ridiculous. People have way too much time on their hands lately and plenty of time to nitpick everything everyone does. Reminds me of Matthew 7:3-5.

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    1. Amen! I had to double check the verse (I am not a Bible expert, even though I should be by now) but as soon as I saw it I agreed!

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  2. Heather Dawn says:

    Someone needed to say this! THANK YOU! Seriously! Let’s stop trying to FIND ways to be offended… aren’t there enough things going on already? Do we really need to stir up more hate? I’m just sick of it!

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    1. I’m completely over it…have been for a long time but I’ve never seen it this bad. God help us. Literally!

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  3. Yes to all this. I mean jeez o petes, people have different opinions that is what makes life interesting, but stop being upset if people don’t agree with you on it, or worse, control their thinking.

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    1. It’s happening and on a much larger scale than many of us realize


  4. alimw2013 says:

    You’re right …so sad… I keep thinking about how it goes back to people desiring control and power… Hoping Jesus will return extremely soon!!!!🙏🙏🙏

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  5. Mark Wade says:

    amen and amen
    Philosophies of photography are an individual’s choice and personal journey, not a tool for mob mentality. This practice (unfortunately) was established by the “masters” and those who sought to segregate and marginalize.

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    1. It’s not just photography anymore. It’s everything but photography is something that stood out to me because of my joy of it.

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