I’m in the people business. I enjoy it immensely and there is never a day that is the same. We are a complex and dynamic species. Hundreds of thousands of books have been written to help us interpret and understand our various idiosyncrasies, beliefs, and actions.
I think that is one of the reasons I love photography. I enjoy capturing people with my images. To capture a moment in their lives and hopefully tell the viewer something about this individual through my lens.
I always take a few crowd images no matter what kind of event I am at. I enjoy looking at them later in close up and studying the various expressions and actions depicted in the image. It is fun to imagine what is on their mind at that very moment.
We humans do that a lot in our daily lives. We see the actions of another and supply their intentions through our own belief and motivation filter. Yet to date I have no knowledge of anyone who has the ability to know for certain what someone else is thinking or what they will do. We can predict (translation = guess) but we cannot know for certain. Hell I don’t know why I do certain things even after I’ve done them. 🙂
I spend a fair amount of my time helping with conflict resolution for inside and outside clients. A significant amount of conflict comes about as a result of one individual interpreting the actions of another individual with no actual knowledge of what the first individual was really meaning and making that their reality. It’s human nature, I call it job security. 🙂
Click on the image to enlarge it. Then study the individuals in the image and make up your own stories about them. Thanks for stopping by and reading my psychobabble and musings. Enjoy your day. A three-day weekend for some. Be careful and stay cool.