29 Pictures of Nothingness

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Life can be a lot simpler with nothing. Consider how much we worry about stuff around us. Take it all away and the stress tends to go away. It’s only boring to some because they are so used to being so geared up with the bustling of life all the time.

Here’s a neat story that illustrates our mindset sometimes.

A few years ago, a very rich businessman decides to take a vacation to a small tropical island in the South Pacific. He has worked hard all his life and has decided that now is the time to enjoy the fruits of his labor. He is excited about visiting the island because he’s heard that there is incredible fishing there. He loved fishing as a young boy, but hasn’t gone in years because he has been so busy working to save for his retirement.

So on the first day, he has his breakfast and heads to the beach. It’s around 9:30 am. There he spots a fisherman coming in with a large bucket full of fish!

“How long did you fish for?” he asks. The fisherman looks at the businessman with a wide grin across his face and explains that the fishes for about three hours every day. The businessman then asks him why he returned so quickly.

“Don’t worry”, says the fisherman, “There’s still plenty of fish out there.”

Dumbfounded, the businessman asks the fisherman why he didn’t continue catching more fish. The fisherman patiently explains that what he caught is all he needs. “I’ll spend the rest of the day playing with my family, talking with my friends and maybe drinking a little wine. After that I’ll relax on the beach.”

Now the rich businessman figures he needs to teach this peasant fisherman a thing or two. So he explains to him that he should stay out all day and catch more fish. Then he could save up the extra money he makes and buy and even bigger boats to catch even more fish. The he could keep reinvesting his profits in even more boats and hire many other fisherman to work for him. If he works really hard, in 20 or 30 years he’ll be a very rich man indeed.

The businessman feels pleased that he’s helped teach this simple fellow how to become rich. Then the fisherman looks at the businessman with a puzzled look on his face and asks what he’ll do after he becomes very rich.

The businessman responds quickly “You can spend time with your family, talk with your friends, and maybe drink a little wine. Or you could just relax on the beach.”

Sometimes having less is more. The same goes for good photography too. Here are 29 good pictures of nothingness.

Nothing

Nothing by Kevin Dooley

Nothingness

Nothingness by Kevin Dooley

Driving the Ring Road

Driving the Ring Road by Andrea Schaffer

The Lonely Tree 2011

The Lonely Tree 2011 by Ian Palmer

Next to nothingness

Next to nothingness by Diane Yuri

nothingness

nothingness by Pepius

urban nothingness

urban nothingness by madamepsychosis

the only perfection is nothingness

the only perfection is nothingness by gianΩmerz

Reflections

Reflections by parallax147

Looking into ?

Looking into ? by Denis Giles

Shadows of the mind

Shadows of the mind by Andrzej Szymański

Desolate Landscape

Desolate Landscape by Caro Wallis

There Are No Statues In The Kingdom of the Coin

There Are No Statues In The Kingdom of the Coin by Andrew W

Hall

Hall by Dave Knapik

Desolation

Desolation by Roberto Zingales

Nobody's Playing

Nobody's Playing by Andy Cross

lost in a desert wild

lost in a desert wild by Evan Leeson

Another Place

Another Place by Rick Harrison

Desolate

Desolate by Rick Harrison

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision by Dreama

Where no one is any more

Where no one is any more by eirasinn

soccer field

soccer field by Kris Van de Vijver

Desolation

Desolation by Robin Ducker

Mrs. Potter's Lullaby

Mrs. Potter's Lullaby by Matt McGee

Desolate

Desolate by Johan Karlborg

Logging Road

Logging Road by Taber Andrew Bain

Mono Lake

Mono Lake by Magnus Wrenninge

Abandoned Burnhamthorpe Road

Abandoned Burnhamthorpe Road by Lone Primate

Road to ?

Road to ? by Ellen & Martijn Rietveld

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  1. parvane

    oooooops.these really arise the nothingness atmosphere.tnx

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