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.