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Thursday, 28 May 2020

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"...First, though, I'll need to pick which camera to use! (Just kidding, just kidding....)" Have you seen this one over here? I just got this in two days ago. It's really fun. (Old habits die hard.)

[Josh used to be my camera dealer. And how you doin' boy? You need t' call your old friends once in a while! --Mike]

I think Steve nailed it. Very well said.

I’m 38 years old, and when I look back at what I hope will be a lot less than half my life there are a lot of things I don’t like (bad decisions, some bad luck and more bad decisions), but all that got me to where I am right now, enjoying life with my wife and our two little sons.

So no, no regrets at all, I wouldn’t change a thing.

I clicked on the link in David Saxe's comment above which took me to his website where I spent an enjoyable hour viewing his photographs. Everyone who sees this should immediately do the same. What a wonderful body of work!

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life”.

The quotes are from Plato.

The first was what my wife quoted to the teachers in elementary school when referring particularly to our boys who were not "easy" pupils.

The second relates to all of us.

Thinking back and wondering how different things might have been assumes some determinism, while much of life is chance. We can chart our lives by our education, the economy, relationships, chance events, and more that overwhelm the rational choices (and irrational choices) we made.

Certainly it is human nature to consider the alternative universes we might have been part of, and might be part of even right now if they exist, but what is is.

Learning to accept that is the rational solution.

Coming from a slightly different direction I think, but this seems to dovetail nicely with Kirk Tuck's latest post - 'Keeping your head in the game. Keeping your hands on the gear'.

Being in Hong Kong, I think last one year and in fact next few hours awaiting POTS to say what he will really did is one drama after the next. What I do is really not important compare with what happen to my city I born in.

Better to chose forks than knives.

Someone else said it much better than I could ever say:

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each chartered course
Each careful step along the byway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way

I’m glad to see commenter Crabby Umbo back again and shares his thoughts with us.
I always valued his hints and insights, especially the one (some years ago), not to connect your main, important, photo processing computer with the internet, this way he never had computer problems. I followed this simple and wise hint with my two main computers and never had computer problems again. Simple but very true and helpful.
Greetings and thanks from Berlin.

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