In response to some of the comments I received on the post, I’ve Got Spirit. Yes, I do., I wanted to clarify my purpose in writing about the whole generational/when one is born and how it affects one’s chances theory. I don’t think that at 33 I’m old or washed up or not able to keep up with young whipper snapper photographers. I was remarking on the fact that it is interesting to think about whether or not there is a perfect age for a photographer to be as successful as possible. Not just successful, but as successful as possible. The answer might be yes. It might be no. It’s just something I’ve been thinking about – whether or not our specific ages, down to the year and/or month in which we were born, affect our chances at becoming as successful as we possibly could be. I’m talking about the level of success that so few people ever attain in life. Reading this chapter in the book (The Outliers) made me think about how my specific generation has been right on the line in terms of our photographic education, what I was or was not taught in school about new technologies, and what younger or older people in the same situation were taught. Professional photography is clearly an industry for self-motivated creative thinkers. There are so many determining factors that go into whether or not someone will be as successful as possible. Only one of them is age and the potential opportunities presented to someone because of their age. Some other influencing factors are talent, practice, luck, adaptability, and persistence. These are all just thoughts…my own little thoughts and opinions.