Well, now I've had some thoughts on the "Metrosexual" idea -
In some ways, it is not what people think. I live in an urban area - greatest city in the USA! Or in the entire World! -As one local DJ says
Point being - as you can imagine - this place is crawling
with Hipsters. I am one too, I will admit
Also crawling with "Yuppies", "Biz Types", etc, anything you can imagine. And some take it seriously, might even be "who they are" and they do
care so to speak, and some are just "posers". Goes for whatever type of people.
Now back to the "Hipsters": Some
of these people - really work hard and bust their butts. There *is* a legit art scene here, as well as
fashion, and music - of all kinds - and you *can* get work in these businesses here, from low level to high level - but you have to hustle
you do with most lines of work.
And of course in "the arts" you have to work even somewhat harder. There's alot of talented people out there. Esp in a large urban area. People
come here for that - to study it, work in it, buy and sell it. You have to hustle.
And there are
many who are hard workers - how else will you get ahead? Sure, "connections" and "networking" , and ass kissing and further,
go on too - just like *any other biz*.
And some of these "Artists" DO work hard and do try. Don't sneer at a person in ratty clothes smoking cheap cigs and drinking PBR - they might be
selling paintings for 10K a pop
I'm an "outside observer" on this too, I am a Biz Person, on the technical side. But I hang around with these types of people, I live in the
"Hipster" area LOL
And - there is the idea of "support the local arts" etc.
I go to local shows, will wear local designers' clothes and tell others where I got them - there are serious sides to this, hard working people.
People try to help each other out, too - it is not all "fake".
And people come from all over the world to buy things here. There is a large, legit market. Another example - some "construction guy" sorts here -
who perhaps even moved here - to do more "custom" and unique work. Construction Hipster
Which I suppose is yet more example of why we need to look at people *as individuals*. And get to know them.
"Hipsters" and "Metrosexuals" (as well as "Yuppies" and "Biz Jerks", and anyone of course) are not necessarily what you might imagine. Hey -
even John Wayne took a bath and wore suits and stuff too!