March 05, 2012
[found on Greendrinks]
collage / opkrabbelen
Originally uploaded by macchi.
I'm slowly working through the book Opkrabbelen which has a lot of different assignments and questions and all kinds of stuff.
One of them is to make a collage, moodboard, or whatever you want to call it. This is mine.
I like it. I think I'm going to stick it up on my fridge or something because there are a few things on here that are good reminders for me.
What stands out for you? (I realize most words are Dutch). Curious to hear what you see in this (and maybe that will help me a little bit more again).
March 04, 2012
My theory is that about 9 out of 10 people will talk about work. And if you don't start talking about it yourself, the other person will ask you about this - most likely in one of the first questions.
Why is this? Why is the work we do such an integral part of our identity in this society?
The type of work you do clearly is a way of cutting out your place in this world. And for the other person, it is a way of deciding where on the social ladder to put the person you are talking to. And the more I think about it, and the more I'm in situations that this is happening in, it is starting to annoy me more and more.
Work is an easy identifier: everyone works or is trying to get work. So in a way it is a 'safe' topic as everyone can relate. Talking about other interests that you may have outside of work are most likely more difficult as a conversation opener: chances are that the person you are talking to doesn't have that same interest and it will take longer to find a mutual topic to talk about. But isn't half the fun talking and finding that mutual interest? And aren't those other topics so much more interesting to talk about and get to know the other person?