Welcome

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to my blog!

First of all, thank you very much for visiting my blog. The reason I started this blog is to connect to people out there sharing similar or not so similar views. To be more specific I would like to exchange ideas with you about philosophy and photography. By the way, all the photographs in this blog are created by me.

Let me tell you couple of words about me. Philosophy and especially aphorism is one of my passions. My favorite form of philosophy is a short, well written, penetrating  observation about human nature I can connect with based on my personal life experience. You may call it an aphorism or quote. It is a pithy, proverb-like generalization about human conduct. An aphorism combines clarity and truth with the minimum of words arranged in the most memorable order.  My favorite philosophers are La Rochefoucauld, Chamfort, Chateaubriand, Stendhal, Rivarol and Mark Twain among others.

My other passion is photography. Being a visual type of person, I love to take photographs about things, persons, events around me striking an inner chord within me. I spend hours at a time studying pictures of Henry Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz, Ansel Adams and  others. Analysing a great photo teaches me valuable lessons. “Less is more” is my guiding principle meaning I try to leave out any elements of the picture not supporting the main subject.

Certainly connecting a quote to a picture is challenging. You might be my judge. Let us start a dialog! Let me hear from you! This blog is evolving as my thoughts are so visit my site frequently if you like it.

Warm regards and best wishes,

Robert

E-mail:

robert.kusztos@yahoo.com

Aphorism #1

“Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.”

Antoine de Rivarol (1753-1801)

I like the above quote. You can interpret it in two very different ways. You might wonder about everything on earth and ruin your present. Or you can learn from your past experience and apply it to your future while enjoying every moment of your present. Life is short so do not waste your time with destructive thoughts. Do not let misfortune overwhelm you. You plan with the best intentions in mind and if you are lucky you might achieve your goals. Like an archer on the picture above, you identify your target, aim and shoot… 

Guess which interpretation I prefer? How about you?