What Do You Do?
All of us have asked and have been asked this question by many. It is a common question used to kick-start a conversation between two people with little knowledge of one another. What does this question mean, what do you do?
We do a lot of things in the course of a day, a week, a lifetime, and somehow this question often restricts itself to job association– what you do for work. There can be much to talk about on the topic of jobs and professional life—there are benefits to networking, but wouldn’t it be more gratifying to associate yourself with your passions, your visions and the person you are, rather than what you do from 9-5?
This is an interesting question that can be answered in new ways, striking more in-depth conversation and giving yourself more credit for all that you are. The next time someone asks you what you do, try answering with the things that you are passionate about. You might be surprised at the response you get in return. It is important that we see our worth at large and do not pigeon-hole our existence to one thing that we do. Our ideas and areas of interest can be forceful fuel for greater meaning and fulfillment from life.
Connect with people and activities that feed your true interests and wonders. Ponder what it is you want to do.