Originally Posted by Williamson Images
That's almost cute. You're probably 20 years my junior and haven't spent most of your life getting hardened by the corporate world, so I'll share a couple of personal tidbits:
1. Most people who know me describe me as being a "nice guy". But I don't hesitate to tell someone, "That's none of your business." That's not being rude or impolite. It's just being honest and straightforward. That takes courage.
2. I make too many mental mistakes as it is without having distractions. During surgery, would you want your surgeon to practice "mental floss"? Would that make him/her a better surgeon? I think not. Having a professional of your caliber next to me, giving me coaching assistance, would make me a better photographer.
3. If you knew me and were better aware of my background, you'd understand that a lack of "courage" isn't one of my problems.
4. No. We're given a limited number of sunrises and sunsets in life. As you age, you'll become more aware of just how short life really is. In Steve Jobs' speech at the 2005 Stanford commencement, he said:
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.Iconic or not, I enjoy every sunrise and sunset, wherever I witness them, and have been known to [politely] ask others to pause their conversations and do the same.
This is getting waaaay to serious! I need a glass of Chardonnay.