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Lukasz Laniecki
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[ 1 min read ] Who should tell you whether you’re “good enough” or not? A gatekeeper? Those people can be wrong too. Or they may have other priorities at that point about which they’ll never tell you and you’ll think that they rejected you for a reason that has... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] My Author Journey, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 # 968 (countdown) - This photo is an accident. Were it not for the fact that my son and I got lost today while driving back to our summer house after our visit to a cinema this photo... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at My Game
[ 1 min read ] Disowning a child sucks. Like really sucks! Especially when parents disowned their child for trying to be different then them. Parents often use this threat (that they will disown this young adult) in order to set him / her straight - “persuade” him / her... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] My Author Journey, Monday, July 24, 2017 # 969 (countdown) - That I don’t have time to edit the first draft of my second book (that I haven’t edited a single word since July 14) has to do with the fact that I’m spending summer... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Game
[ 1 min read ] If you are not pursuing your dreams in life you end up pursuing the dreams of others, and/ or realizing the plans other people have for your life (family, parents, etc.), and/ or having no purpose in your life. That’s 100% true 100% of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] My Author Journey, Sunday, July 23, 2017 # 970 (countdown) - This tree is f*cking strong! My confidence has reached the same level. A black belt in toughness. It is like this tree. Unshaken. It is that strong because of my conviction that I can... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] No one will ever love you more. No one will ever know you more. No one else will ever want only the best for you. Sounds familiar? Let’s do the unthinkable! Let’s examine those clichés and see if they hold water. My thesis is that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] My Author Journey, Saturday, July 22, 2017 # 971 (countdown) - I shot some great photos today. How do I know they’re great? I mean objectively. I don’t know. I saw something (like this fabulous painting on a canopy in a beautiful garden), thought this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] Let’s say you were born as a Catholic (your parents were Catholics and raised you as a Catholic). As long as they’re Catholics they will expect that you’ll be a Catholic. That’s true in most families. They want you to be Catholic because they can’t... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Game
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[ 5 min read ] My Author Journey, Friday, July 21, 2017 # 972 (countdown) - Most people would say that only the first photo from the top makes sense. They would delete the other two photos as they don’t make sense. Two and three are not photos they would... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] Parents like to think they’re Batmans and their children are Gotham Cities. Batman is Gotham’s only hope. Most parents erroneously assume that it’s true about them and their children. They feel this enormous responsibility for securing their children’s future and anxiety which they inevitably pass... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] My Author Journey, Thursday, July 20, 2017 # 973 (countdown) - Another Vivian Maier-ish selfie. Vivian Maier’s story never stops to fascinate and inspire me. She did what she loved. She didn’t ask whether it was too late, or too early to grab a camera... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Game
[ 1 min read ] If I’m a photographer I don’t need to be 100% sure of my ‘why’ every time I’m about to take a photo or make changes in it (the ‘why’ behind this particular photo, one of many). It could have happened I took it / changed... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] My Author Journey, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 # 974 (countdown) - Should a diary tell your activities, your observations or your emotions of the day? Or a blend of those things? Or none of them? Should it be more about the questions that run through... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] I don’t know if this is the biggest reason but I think it’s something that definitely counts as one of the major ones. Parents and teachers. Teachers and parents. Plus other adults. They’re just great at telling young people not to. They tell them to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Game
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[ 2 min read ] My Author Journey, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 # 975 (countdown) - I was waiting for the proper light so that I could do justice to this beast. I had no photo for today’s post and also no idea what it could be. I was standing... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] This pressure is enormous in our society and it’s hard not to become anxious. This whole ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ nonsense! We ask this terrible question because our parents asked it and because everyone around asks it. This question... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at My Game
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[ 6 min read ] My Author Journey, Monday, July 17, 2017 # 976 (countdown) - Koalas are largely sedentary and sleep up to 20 hours a day. How can they manage to do this in this fast-paced world? With all those distractions? Koalas are asocial animals and spend just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at My Game
[ 2 min read ] Whenever we’re trying to predict people’s reactions (to something we’re about to say or do) we usually assume that the outcome will not be favorable or that what is on our minds / what we have to share is stupid/ dull/ unworthy of people’s attention.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at My Game
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[ 2 min read ] My Author Journey, Sunday, July 16, 2017 # 977 (countdown) - Why would you put a horse figure on a roof of a building? For the same reason we put eagles, roosters, dragons and all sorts of weird unreal creatures on top or on facades... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at My Game
[ 1 min read ] Focusing solely on things we can’t do is futile. Never in the whole history of mankind focusing exclusively on things we can’t do produced any results. Not even once! Nobody who focused on impossibility alone ever did anything, let alone something remarkable. It’s only when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at My Game
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[ 2 min read ] My Author Journey, Saturday, July 15, 2017 # 978 (countdown) - More watching. Being fascinated by and reminding myself how beautiful the world actually is and how beautiful are the things human beings make. We make beautiful things. But, by the same token, we also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at My Game
[ 2 min read ] As a parent you feel the need to offer your young adult a career or life advice. Below are 8 things you should keep in mind when offering this advice. They are the difference between an average and great career/ life advice. 1/ Know that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at My Game
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[ 2 min read ] My Author Journey, Friday, July 14, 2017 # 979 (countdown) - Just watching. Watching is the best thing you can do when you’re driving a car. Did that for six hours today. And then all I could do was watch because I was too tired... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at My Game
[ 1 min read ] If you believe that in order to follow your dream you absolutely need your spouse’s (parents’ / family’s) support / acceptance / approval, or that they need to understand you, or that they need to be your fans, you will do it only when you’ll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at My Game