Is everyone here a professional now

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Re: What happened to fun?
In reply to ARShutterbug, 10 months ago

ARShutterbug wrote:

You may be reading the wrong messages if you're not noticing the bulk of the amateur and hobbyist photographers.  For me, of course, it was never about fun.  I wouldn't have continued doing photography if it was only for fun, because photography is expensive and risky.

Fooling around with the camera in your spare time doesn't get you far, but hard work and dedication does return results.

Very true.  Photo Perzon is a classic example how putting zero effort into your photography gets you nowhere.

If you want to know where the fun in life went, start by looking at what the governments and central banking cartels have done to societies.  Millions of people in the developed nations are living by a few threads, savings are being depleted to keep up with living expenses, purchasing power is being lost to the inflation of the money supplies, and many people are wondering how long it will be before a government bureaucrat does something so stupid that it starts another war or an economic collapse.  It looks like Prime Minister Abe may win the race to the bottom after all, but the economic shock won't stop there.  Freedom is fun, and peace is fun, but that's not what we have under the shadow of corruption and lies that have pervaded the global economies.

Well said.  Abe has really gone off the deep end.  Him along with the mayor of Tokyo have done enormous damage to their country, and for what?   The last flare up of the island issue between Japan and China caused massive financial losses for Japanese companies.   Chinese people stopped buying so many Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans that all their manufacturing plans here had to be stopped for several months.  No one was buying.  Great news for GM as their sales skyrocketed.

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