I like the idea of the imaginary rather than the real. Isn’t that why people love the movies? Or why some people seek to understand dreams? It doesn’t mean that reality stinks or that we are constantly working towards some kind of utopia. The imagination is pure inspiration. Although, the imaginary can become a catalyst for the real (e.g. design) or perhaps, the other way round where, something perceived in reality becomes a catalyst for the imagination. Either way, the twisting of reality and the imaginary is fun.
It can turn an uninteresting moment into a memorable, entertaining experience. Given that urbanity and contemporary lifestyles have molded civilization into regularized clones driven by consumerism, a little dose of the imaginary can’t hurt.
It’s the worst global economic recession in history so jobs are really difficult to come by. Those of us who are supposedly lucky enough to have a job are working like dogs and hanging on a thread. But how about those who are trying for interviews at the moment? It’s a miracle if you manage to crack one.
Say you get that interview, do you keep your tattoos hidden? I always do. Be it a university/job interview or even a presentation. It’s crap. There still seems to be a stigma around body art, especially in the corporate world eventhough tattoos are simply fashionable in the 21st Century.
Do body art enthusiasts have a reduced chance of obtaining employment during hard times like these? I’d like to imagine that prospective employers examine skills rather than appearances. To be honest though, the boring folks with no ink, piercings or personality are probably believed to be ideal employees.