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What do our professions have in common, Photographer?
A daily chat about tomorrow / #32
E: Good morning, Photographer.
P: Good morning, Economist.
E: What would you say, Photographer, is the most significant difference between your photography and my economics?
P: My photography is often vague, leaving room for interpretation, intended to be interpreted by the viewer. Your economics wants to be exact, wants to draw clear conclusions, interpretations are unwanted.
E: And what is the biggest similarity?
P: We both want to understand the people. Why they behave the way they do while living together with other people. That's our concern.
E: I would say so too.
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P: How did studying economics change your ideas about humans?
E: Nowadays, I am more sympathetic to the people.
P: Example, please.
E: It is not so easy to blame politicians for having less of an eye on the long term if one realizes that the goal of politicians in democracies is to be re-elected in the upcoming election.
P: I see.
E. What about you, what have you learned about the people through photography?
P: I also got more understanding of the people. The closer you look, the more you understand why people are how they are.
E: Today, we are very much in agreement, Photographer.
P: That will probably be different tomorrow.
E: Probably. Until then, have a nice day.
P: You too, Economist.
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