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How Lomography Made Me a Better Human

I love to contribute my part to every gettogether, but I am more the storyteller, asker and joker. Or the one getting angry about how stupid the others are.

I am actually a really calm boy. I like to talk, and I love to talk about me, myself and how great I am. But I don‘t feel the need of take part in a discussion, where everything goes where I want. I only discuss, when I feel, it takes the wrong direction or the people just miss THE part of importance. I let the talking to others because I love to see people interact. I like how they move, how they behave and how their sentiments change during a chat, an argument or a joke. Don‘t get me wrong. I love to contribute my part to every gettogether, but I am more the storyteller, asker and joker. Or the one getting angry about how stupid the others are.

Before I knew Lomography and the Community, I let my anger then get loose. Insulting people, ruining moods and evenings and foremost risking a lot of friendships. The worst part is, I always felt like shit for hours afterwards.

Since I am active in this Community, I found a new Way to control my anger. The best example is this contribution. I had to work last saturday, all alone with my boss. And my boss is a stupid brat. For real. She is rude, doesn‘t know anything about life and the surroundings she works in. I really miss my old boss. Because she was a pro!

Anyways, it was too early for a Saturday and I have worked too much anyways and this was my 6th day in a row. I wanted weekend, because I knew I had to go in on Monday again.
But instead of ruining my mood and not enjoying the nice weather, I stood outdoors, smiled and thought about bringing my Therapy to you. And here we go.

Always when I am angry, I think about a creative project, Mostly for Analogue Photography. Most of my ideas came from my Angermanagement and each and every Article I published was an angry Me in the core.

It is meditation like scanning. It is calm, you have to focus on something completely different and you can shift your thoughts away from the shit going on onto something you like and would like to spread.
And the even simpler part is, I take a camera, load it and go out shooting. Instead of Bullets and Shells, I shoot Frames and Hearts.

Lomography really means a lot to me. The sad part is that I still haven‘t found the time to realize most of my Projects, but I am soon about to do some. I will let you know, when I finally did one.

Do you as well cease your anger with Lomography? I sure do!

written by maxwellmaxen

2 comments

  1. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Same to me. :) It works for me too!

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  2. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    It is nice to have a mental distraction when the work is tedious.

    over 1 year ago · report as spam

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