The Origins of Desire
Back to a temporary stadium of work, I have all kinds of wishes crossing my mind. Coming to analyze what it is, that consumers desire, I might as well draw some analogies to my own humble existence.
Otherness. I am a notorious winner in this category. Not me but the environments I choose, drive my high scores. I would sometimes rather hang out at weekly gatherings of atomic engineers than being among peers who think, behave and act the same way as me. This is why sitting in an office with engineers, developers and graphic designers makes me temporarily happy.
Sociality through Relationships and Imitation. How do I fit this category? I do as long as differentiation through relationships counts in. Imitation is sad, being social is sometimes just a waste of time. Sociality is beneficial as long as it includes loud music, booz and other cool stuff, leading to the next of categories.
Danger & Immorality through Imbalance, Gilt, Sin and Addiction. I feel guilty when my colleagues work more and harder than me. I can get addicted to all kinds of things but just not work, it seems. I become a sinner when I think about myself at the cost of other people. After all, I am just another human being trying to live among the others.
Distance & Inaccessibility. I want to be a designer sometimes, I think about acting, making music or writing as sources of happiness. Knowing who I am however, leads me to the conclusion that I can never enjoy doing only one of these. Knowing that, I conclude that you still can have them all. You’d be watching, organizing, or doing business around them, if you’re lucky.
Now that I know all these categories I have a major problem. How do they all relate to 3D interior design? That’s what keeps puzzling me, ever since I am here in Paris. I’ll keep you posted, as soon as I know the answer.