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 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.