As long as Google runs society, we will always be slaves to data.
Anti quantified self
Demetricate yourself. This means:
Whenever people talk about ‘counting calories’ or ‘counting macros’ or counting anything … be highly highly suspicious.
Why quantify yourself? Why count? Why track? My thought:
We are too much wusses to have the courage and audacity to assert ourselves (without data) that what I do is worthy, great, and admirable.
Social media is also hugely to blame
Let us consider how insidious and bad social media is:
Your self-worth become quantified into a number.
For example, your likes, comments, followers count, view counts, etc.
In today’s world, to publicly talk about your follower count is like telling the whole world how much money you got in your bank account. Most people I know don’t like to divulge their personal financial information. So why do it via social media?
We are the new social media slaves.
Social Media 101
You’re the product:
Empower yourself with social media and blogging:
- Don’t Care If You Have Any Followers or Not
- How to Get People to Unfollow You
- 50 Blogging Tips For Beginners
- The Social Media Blackbook for Photographers
- How to Start Your Own Photography Blog
- A Photographer’s Guide to SEO, Blogging, and Social Media
- How to Brand Yourself as a Photographer
- Advice for Aspiring Full-Time Photographers
- 1,000 True Fans
- The “10x Principle”: The Only Difference Between “Success” and “Failure”
- How to Become a Photography Teacher
- How to Teach a Street Photography Class
- Why I Teach Street Photography Workshops
- Trust: The Most Important Thing You Need to Succeed as a Photographer
- Why Do You Need More Likes or Followers?
- Don’t Go Into Debt For Your Photography
- Instagram is Going to Be the Next Facebook
- Don’t Trust “Free” Photography Social Networks