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Self Esteem Issues

Posted by
theSubtleSensor (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom) on 16 March 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

You may recall me saying I was away from home for a week or so mid feb. i was visiting friends in Edingburgh and Dublin. I had hoped to get some nice shots of these placed while I was there (as this was my first time visiting) but unfortunately, foggy weather followed me to both places =D(

I found this in a carpark behind a theatre near where I was staying.

There was plenty more interesting graffiti on the walls in this area, I may post some more later.

SIGMA SD10 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 100 24 mm

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pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

nice angle!
I'm Worthy!!!

16 Mar 2008 5:41am

@pLusOne: lol! Check out your ego =D)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Great shot lol Misery does love company...:)

16 Mar 2008 11:31am

@Lorraine: I always wondered about that phrase. I'm a classic cave dweller when I'm miserable. Lock myhself in my room and just keep pressing the StumbleUpon buton til the mood lifts lol!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

What unique graffiti! Thx for sharing this one. Is this Edinburgh or Dublin?

16 Mar 2008 12:14pm

@Stu: Hi Stu, there is more which I will post at some point because it was very interesting. This was near where I was staying in Dublin, sorry, I should have mentioned. I spotted it quite by chance as it was a car park behind a theatre I had no intention of visiting - I love getting lost, especially when this happens!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I like this much better and find it much more insightful than "I'm OK, you're OK."

16 Mar 2008 4:10pm

@Twelvebit: Insightful you say? Do you have a spot of self esteem issues there 12b? lol

axel from edmonton, Canada

youre- im

nice capture

16 Mar 2008 4:36pm

@axel: It took me a while to figure out what your comment was aying! I don't know why though, I'm just as much of a grammar policeman lol!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Interesting handwriting on the wall...

16 Mar 2008 5:57pm

@Viewfinder: I really like the way it covers both doors too =D)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, the tire tracks in the foreground add some atmosphere to this shot.

16 Mar 2008 7:43pm

@Graham Russon: I agree, like the culprit has sped away from the scene and I am the forensic photographer ha ha ha!

Kleos from Pune, India

I have often wondered where we would be without alchohol, some of the most profound statements seem to have stemmed from drunken hearts. In this case however it would have to be an cocktail addict... there is a lot of colour to balance out the solemness.. a lot of cheer to mitigate the misery. Impressive shot, captures the emotion of the grafitti artist, I suppose...

17 Mar 2008 6:56am

@Kleos: I am pleased that you saw so much in this picture. Thank heavan for alcohol =D) lol!

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Excellent play with words!

17 Mar 2008 7:06am

@Ina: I thought so too =D)

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Absolutely fascinating. NICELY seen and taken!!

18 Mar 2008 2:46am

@amy: Thanks Amy =D)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Well, there are probably quite a few people who'd consider me arrogant, though I don't think of myself that way. My interpretation of this phrase is hyperbolic self-deprecation. "Worthless" here is hyperbolic, just an admission that everyone is flawed --no one is perfect. The hyperbole is sort of an antidote to the saccharine self-justifying feel good "I'm OK, you're OK" phrase so popular years ago. I think this acknowledgment of mutual imperfection is a much better starting point for mutual understanding than the assumption that everyone is just fine and dandy.

21 Mar 2008 5:22pm

@Twelvebit: Ah! Thanks for the explanation. An interesting way of looking at it - I understand the 'I'm worthless' being a recognition of our (universal) faults but the 'You're worth less' part seems, well, bitter.

Lilly from United States

I like this play on words very much. Great find!

21 Mar 2008 7:14pm

@Lilly: Thanks, nice to hear from you - I'm so used to seeing Ronnie's name! =D)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Bitter, perhaps, if it repeated the "I'm Ok, You're Ok" phase with "I'm worthless but you're worthless," (or used "and" instead of "but") but I think the transposition to essentially --"you are" "but so am I"-- makes it something more like "you and I are the same because we're both flawed."

25 Mar 2008 5:02am

SIGMA SD10
1/100 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
24 mm

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