Someone asked me why centered photos look good when rule of thirds mean so much. Well, that isn't a rule that things are only desirable with this naturally occurring golden ratio, it's just one way to look at composition. But then again, centered also doesn't mean it isn't adhering to the rule. This photo I took of @klodid has a centered subject but also has a ton of 1/3 things going on.
Eyes right on the top third horizontal line, 2/3 of the wall on both sides, about 2/3 of body showing.
There's so much to making a photo, sometimes rules help, sometimes you bend them a bit. Sometimes you don't need them at all. Great things need a mix of science and emotion.
What do you think of the rule of thirds?