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@anineties_kid Da.. Found something on one of the sites. How is the contrast and colour combination?
Disclaimer: By clicking the photo of that sleeping person and sharing it thereof in Social media I donot intend to hurt his sentiments or of anyone.
Emotions make us human, that much is certain! For instance, when you find out you’re eating pizza tonight, you’re overcome with joy; when you see someone dating your crush, you become jealous; when you find out that your favorite tv show stops airing soon, you get sad; when you’re all alone in a dark cave with bloodthirsty creatures of the night, you get scared, and when you find out there’s only one skittle left in the bag, you become ANGRY!
Emotions can make life enjoyable or unbearable, and they complement each other in a certain way. But sometimes, it can be difficult to control your emotions. Take for instance eighteen-year-old Gijs from Bilthoven, a guy who is seemingly in control of his emotions and comes across as an extremely rational person, but finds it difficult to discern what dictates his actions sometimes: his rationale, or his emotions?
Gijs recently graduated from high school and is currently taking a year off to work and to figure out what he wants out of life. Part of his quest involves a certain degree of introspection: “I have been thinking about the challenges I face in life often, which includes me figuring out who’s in charge when I make certain decisions: my emotions or my rational self. It’s important to figure this out as you’ll have to live with the consequences of your actions every day”, says Gijs.
When I asked Gijs how he would tackle this challenge with superpowers, he didn’t need more than a few seconds to come up with an elaborate answer. “I would like the ability to literally control my emotions and be in charge of my actions all the time”, Gijs adds.
In order to make this happen, we have to bring Gijs’ insides outside. In a non-graphical way, of course. Gijs is able to materialize an emotional control pad at will thanks to his five little helpers.
I think I’ve seen them before, actually. Have you?
Anyways, meet Inside-Outsider!
This lady thinks it is hilarious I am taking a photo of her and her frogs and I suspect that in her rapid-fire Vietnamese banter she is urging me to buy shrimp. It’s a very different reaction to an elderly lady at another market, on the Mekong, who prodded me in the leg with a knife to move me away from her stall. I was taking a picture of the woman at the stall next to hers but the knife-weilding seller was annoyed that I was blocking her customers. I moved away quickly a little shocked. We don’t use knives so liberally where I live and this would probably constitute assault with a deadly weapon and earn jail time 😉. But after the shock of the knife jab subsided, I just felt really bad to have turned away her customers if in fact I did. I was only there for seconds. It was obviously really important for her to sell her vegetables and she was not a rich woman. I should have bought a big bunch of them as compensation but the moment had passed by the time I reached that conclusion. The irony is, I am always super sensitive to getting in the way, very often to the detriment of getting a good photo, hanging back for fear of people’s reactions though they are usually not as extreme as this and I wasn’t even taking her photo. #travelphotography#vietnam#markets#streetphotos#streetphotography#streetportraits#streetstories ##globaltravel#photoobserve#the_raw_society#nycspc#myspc#ig_street#ig_travel#fromstreetswithlove