Jonathan Ross

Edmonds, WA, United States

About Jonathan

Bio

I am a photographer that loves to share information and enlighten myself and others as often as possible.

An idea worth spreading

Please share what you have with someone else it is always more fun with friends.

I'm passionate about

Family, Wife, Kids, Community, Love, Kindness, Soccer, Coaching, Helping People.

Talk to me about

Love, Helping others, giving to the poor, empowering people, loving yourself, controlling anger, OCD, Anxiety, Dealing with Death, playing the Harmonica, any rule about soccer, teaching kids teamwork.

People don't know I'm good at

Harmonica Player, Bocce Ball, The best Thanksgiving gravy maker, I am still not clear what my mission is.

My TED story

I still don't completely know but I have a strong desire and always have to help people understand how to deal with their pain. I have always had a strong feeling for understanding and compassion that creates a desire to help others, I imagine in order to help myself. I do believe I will learn my Raison D'etre before I move on.

Comments & conversations

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Jonathan Ross
Posted over 2 years ago
Where do you use math in your profession?
As an old school photographer I use math in many ways. One is that light falls off inversely proportionate to the square of the distance traveled. This will let me know how much light I am getting from my source just by judging the distance of the light from any point with the same source after I have determined one distance with that source. No need for light meters just a bit of math to get you the correct exposure. Another one that is used a lot in photography is the angle of reflectance The incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal to the reflection surface at the point of the incidence lie in the same plane. These are both basic physics but it shows how we use such advanced concepts without even being smart enough to realize it : ) They are ll around us.
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Jonathan Ross
Posted over 2 years ago
What are you happy for this past year?
Hi All, This conversation is about to close and I want to thank everyone here for all your input and support. I hope we meet here on Ted in another conversation. All the best to everyone and remember, spread the love. Peace, Jonathan
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Jonathan Ross
Posted over 2 years ago
What are you happy for this past year?
Hi David, Super reply! I appreciate your philosophy but I have to disagree. I have found many people that believe what you are saying but if you follow other philosophies like the Buddhist philosophy they will find issue with your view point as well. However they will also embrace your view point as a form of enlightenment on their own path to reach a higher plain of consciousness. In the past I have followed the same philosophy as you and I can understand what your are saying as it does apply to a great deal of people. Once again i think it is to broad a stroke to lay on every person. There are different philosophies and they differ, one not being any better than the other just different perspectives. That asks a question do we help our own family for the same self serving reasons. If so why does a boy who was beaten by his father cry at the loss of him when he passes and still has love in his heart for the person that was so abusive. Love is an amazing thing. Daram Sali said after being imprisoned for 40 years, upon his release his first message to his people was " Treat your enemies as if they were precious jewels because it is your enemies that build your tolerance and patience on the road to your enlightenment ". This can be viewed in your philosophy as being self serving and protecting their own survival but I believe his words are trying to spread a different message. Everything is as it should be for a reason and it is how we accept or decline these issues that leads us to a better state of mind a happier place which in turn makes the world a happier place for everyone you co exist with. Just my two cents but I do love a good debate., Thank you for sharing your perspective it has helped me to embrace my philosophy to an even greater extent so everyone has found their silver lining. All my best to you my friend and to all you love. Cheers, Jonathan