˜ "I don't know that I have dreams at the moment. I think I'm just content in what I'm doing and regular life. Dreams beyond sleeping; I'm not wishing I was anywhere else or doing something else.
When I graduated school, first of all, I was a young idiot who had no right making any big life decisions in my opinion. I sort of did what I thought I was supposed to do and that led me into my first career which ended up lasting ten years and wasn't really what I wanted. It took me all of my twenties pretty much to sort that out. It seems weird, but passion wasn't even on my radar. I was like I need to get a job, I need to make money, I need to get a house and that is just how it works. Not can I be a photographer or whatever else.
Money is a good object of utility because you can keep score with it. That's why the world likes to say this person has this much money and that person has this much money. You can compare, but happiness or utility is an abstract. I know a lot of people who are money poor and happiness rich and vice versa.
Being content with your current state is success to me. I know it's definitely not the money. I worked in the finance industry for ten years at a hedge fund and that's how I learned money is not everything. I think a successful person has a good group of friends and obviously you need food and shelter, but beyond that it's just getting up every day being able to say, 'hmmmm, this is nice.'" ˜
I really enjoyed talking to Zander about his thoughts on being content and enjoying where you are in life. I thought it was really cool that after we spoke, I noticed he turned off working on his work emails and pulled up a photo editing app and spent the rest of the day editing his great photos. Follow him in Instagram: @zanderprice
Deus Ex Machina / Venice, CA