There was once a time when I carried my camera with me everywhere I went. It was always "keys, wallet, phone, camera" before I was out the door. I lived in San Francisco for some time and in my time living there, I realized bringing my camera along with me gave me another set of eyes. I saw the world differently when I looked through the lens
In the modified words of Nietzsche, "if you stare into the lens, the world stares back at you."