Youthful Hue: The Camera and Focus

I have a female friend. Recently, she took interest in photography and started to attend classes. i had barely encouraged her the first time she spoke to me about it, but  when I saw her seriousness and the attention she usually paid to taking pictures and photographs from her mobile phone, I chose to support and encourage her in every way I could- well, what are friends for?
The other day after her class, I met her with her camera. It was a model and we toyed with it a bit. She tried to put me through all she had learnt that day- but I learnt much more.

I thought out life to be a camera; you have to focus it correctly to get the right results. However, these results are categorised into three as I think. I'll explain them below:
 
camera, focus on life


Firstly, it simplifies things especially when you are not clear as to your purpose and you try to do too much causing stress, inner conflict and confusion. Focus then leads a simpler lifestyle and a saner schedule.

Second, focus gives direction. Most times, people confuse activity with productivity. The diffused light has a limited impact but when light is focused like a lacer, it can cut through steel.

Third, it energises, bringing less but meaningful work. What weighs us down is not overwork but meaningless work. I therefore concur to George Bernard Shaw's words:

"This is the true joy of life: being used up for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a selfish little clot of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

That day, I left my friend grateful for lessons I indirectly learnt. I'm sure she would read this anytime soon, but then, she would learn them too...


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