Stop Hacking Your Life

In case you were wondering why “life hacks” seem so illogical to artists:

“The hacking mindset flatters the part of us who’s lazy, who always wants to take the path of least resistance, who loves feeling superior to the ‘chumps’ who are taking the hard way. But, despite all our new technological advancements, life itself remains stubbornly impervious to hacking. You do not get to cheat death. You do not get to escape being human. You cannot circumvent the universal law which dictates that all goals require work, time, pain, and suffering to attain. The obstacle remains the way.”

(via Mike Vardy)

Your Photos Are Not Files

Your photos are a meditation of sorts; slow gazes of your life in a fast glance world.

Beware of the urge to file, sort, rate, tag and categorize by face, date and location. Treating your moments as files is addictive to our lizard brains…the very part of the brain responsible for holding back your creativity in favor of the easy, the bland, the safe.