Stopping the “What-Do-You-Do?” Nonsense

I’ve decided to never ask people the question, “What do you do?”

This is a good question for those who feel successful and are doing what they love, but an unmerciful question for the many people who are not doing what they love and do not feel successful.

My new questions are, “What are you passionate about?” or “What are you most proud of?” and faces awaken as the words bubble out.

Those of us who are stuck “just paying the bills” need questions like this to remind us…

1) who we really are

2) that there are people out there in the world who will value us for who we really are, and

3) that there is still hope that the best is yet to come.

e.e. cummings


3 thoughts on “Stopping the “What-Do-You-Do?” Nonsense

  1. The way you rephrased that is great for people on the right side of the Law but “What do you do” can save us a lot of time if they sell drugs, robber banks, or are prostitutes; The question can also save Time if the person is a Doctor, in the army, or in any other occupation where they are married to their Job because there isn’t any room for healthy human connect!!!!

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