A recent tweet by a young person proclaimed he had been somewhat taken by surprise when one of the questions on his recent job application form was, what did you do during lockdown to pursue any passion projects or personal development.
From the fact that he was taken by surprise by this question suggests that his time during lockdown was not spent all that constructively following his dream of a lifetime, which leaves him facing the fact that he may have tell a little porky pie in his attempt to attain gainful employment.
I went to Peru and discovered a lost tribe, or I walked the entire length of the foothills of the Himalayas and after that I was lucky enough to get a seat on the Elon Musk Starship SN15 and have been chosen for the first trip to Mars, or I rowed Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic on a sustainable bamboo raft.
Our inability to go anywhere during lockdown means none of these are going to wash, so something literally nearer to home will have to be invented, more along the lines of I learnt the Chinese language of Mandarin, or I wrote three spy novels which have proved so successful they are to be made into films when lockdown is over all from the safety of my bedroom.
Obviously those who have actually done something constructive during lock down will be first in the queue for jobs but sadly those whose idea of passion projects or personal development is, I slept most of the day, texted friends in the afternoon, then sent pictures of my genitalia to all the attractive girls at school and finally spent my time until the early hours of the morning gaming until I finally fell asleep may find them selves at the back of the queue, or lying on their CV.