It's to glimpse what life is like somewhere else. An opportunity to put ourselves in shoes that walk those cobblestoned streets every day, to get a sense what life would be like if we lived there, instead of here and to feel that we are part of a place that doesn't belong to us.
The sixties was a supposed Feminist era, when women were at long last claiming our rights. It was a time when men (who were still making all the decisions) were establishing banks for women and hotel rooms for women (all pink and chintzy) and it turned out that we didn't want any of them.
Every movie, like Rocky's whole life, has a million to one shot. So what happens to all the scripts that get finished, make it into the right hands, get announced in the press -- and then wind up on the scrapheap?
I was then invited to attend a brothel madam's birthday party in the red light district. Thereafter it seemed only natural that when the brothel workers went on pilgrimage to a shrine high up in the hills outside Mumbai, that they would invite me along.
The mythos and portrayal of vampires vary greatly by tradition and region, but in popular culture the vampire is almost always defined by an unquenchable thirst for blood, skin that is cool to the touch, avoidance of the sun and garlic and the lack of soul.
That's what optimism is, after all: a belief that your life is going to work out for the best. However sad or challenging an experience might feel in the moment, there is a benefit to be gained. Centuries of literature have taught us this lesson over and over.
I believe the way to get spotted is to shine more brightly and to stand out from the crowd by being more you. We all have what we need to be amazing in business, but so often we hide it away as we believe it's safer to do so. Head above the parapet may get blown off.