Ricardo222 wrote in post #16530256
3. I have to say, without wanting to be too critical, that you run the risk of falling into the same category as your boss by looking down on those who are into classical music and knitting quilts. While I have not so far engaged in the latter, I very much enjoyed listening to classical music while racing my schooner around the world via Cape Horn on my own...not a project for the faint-of-heart as you might imagine.
I dont have a problem with people liking any type of music, its the reaction that I was refering to.
EOS-Mike wrote in post #16530269
The fact that the people at work make fun of you or perceive you as "gay" and the fact that you are worried about it means that they sense your weakness. Your weakness is your self-perception and your needless worry of what others think of you.
I dont think they percieve me as gay, I am a very typical 'aussie' bloke and have a hot wife. Its the pastime of photogrphy they think is a bit gay.
EOS-Mike wrote in post #16530287
To the OP: You used the words wanky and bloke, so I'm guessing you're one of them Aussie type of guys.
Go shoot surfing. Your guy Mick Fanning from Coolangatta (which I'm too lazy to check the spelling on) just won his third world title yesterday at the Pipe Masters. Go shoot those guys. Surfing is a sport that never has and never will be considered dorky. It's the most difficult sport in the world to master, and a sport with no guarantee that you'll come back alive each time you engage in it.
Yep deffinately one of them 'aussie type' of guys lol. Maybe its a aussie thing where its still very rough and tumble in a lot of respects. Maybe the reaction is because Im a contridiction to what they expect-I regularly go to the gym and weigh 105kgs, play sport, surf, drink beer etc...so when I also say I like photography they are a bit taken a back...