You've come a long way and you're still going. Don't stop. When I go to a play, as an example, I simply go to be entertained, not to try to analyze the playwright's intent (message). If it stimulates any of my emotions then I am a happy theater goer. When I look at a photo I don't try to analyze the photographer's intent nor try to embody some hidden meaning. If I "like" the photo, it's simply because the photographer struck a common chord with me. If it's something I can identify with, then we are bonded. You are doing it.