When photographing, and especially now in the world of digital photography where we have immediate feedback without the necessity of developing and printing with negatives, we would not think of continuing to produce an overexposed or underexposed image,,,,over and over again, seemingly without insight. When not behind the camera, but stumbling about in our personal lives, we harbor the same beliefs, continue to execute a behavior, over and over, in the face of consequences that should tell us otherwise. Sometimes due to intermittent reinforcement, which produces exceptionally high rates of responding. Sometimes due to being raised with the values of loyalty and the notion of trying harder and never giving up. Under these cirumstances, it would appear that we need to pay a more focused attention to the actual image on the LCD screen of of life- not to what we want that image to look like, but for what it actually presents itself as. Today I seem to get it. Hope it sticks.
"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values." Dalai Lama