i have seen the future - and it's goth

Hooray for the Guardian Unlimited, who recognizes that just because kids are different, doesn't mean there's a problem. According to the article, goth kids are more likely to be successful:

"Most youth subcultures encourage people to drop out of school and do illegal things," she says. "Most goths are well educated, however. They hardly ever drop out and are often the best pupils. The subculture encourages interest in classical education, especially the arts. I'd say goths are more likely to make careers in web design, computer programming ... even journalism."

Some of the most talented creative people that I've worked with over the years have also been creative in their outward appearance. In fact, I'd give a goth kid bonus points in the interview process - especially over the candidate who just blends into the background. Reminds me of a funny story with an old friend, uber creative, and former employee - Tim - and his difficulty in getting through the metal detectors at Six Flags. Creative piercings will do it every time.

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