I was hanging out with some friends the other day and we were talking.
A friend loves photography and thus believes having a professional camera makes a photographer better.
But another friend argued that the phone camera's quality are so good now that they can rival professional camera's.
The photography friend got a little mad, stating that there is a difference taking pictures with professional camera and phone camera. That professional camera has a better feel to it.
I thought about it.
And for some reason, it made me think of writing.
There are writers who love the typewriter because it has a really vintage cool feel to it.
There are writers who love the computers or laptop because it's easy.
There are writers who love pen and paper because you can feel yourself work and you can see the words really coming together.
There are writers who love writing on their phones because they are busy and it's convenient.
But which apparatus makes a writer better? Which apparatus makes a better writing?
And the answer is none.
Just like photography, it doesn't matter what camera you use.
I think what matters is whether you love it or not and enjoy it or not.
If you don't like taking pictures, you can have the best camera and it doesn't mean a thing.
A camera doesn't make you a photographer.
Your photography makes you a photographer.
Just like having a pen and paper doesn't mean you are a writer.
Your writing makes you a writer.
And that is that.