There is more to life than what you do to make a living!
I dread being asked the deceptively simple yet maddeningly subversive question, “So, what do you do?” It’s an inevitable hurdle that usually appears early on in conversations with the newly met. Though the inquiry is innocent, it never fails to trigger the turmoil and doubt I feel about my identity as a writer.
The trouble is that when people ask that question, they usually expect to hear about what you do for a living. They are asking about your Job. Though I am just as guilty as the next person of posing this query, I’ve always thought it was a rather roundabout way to get to know someone. After all, many of us have jobs that have nothing to do with who we are as people. Though knowing what someone does to keep a roof over his head may provide clues…
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