If I’ve ever asked you “What do you do?”, consider yourself part of my social experiment. Often, people respond with their job. Wait a minute…I didn’t ask, “What do you do for work?” or “What do you do to make money?” So why do people respond that way? Are we so defined by what we do for work that we automatically answer that way instead of really thinking about what we do…and even who we are?
I’ll admit, I answer with my work. Why? Because it’s easy. Well, that’s not entirely true as of recently. I usually stumble over my answer as I’m doing contract work. You’d think I’d have a great answer to this question, or at least practice my answer, as it’s one that is usually asked first when meeting people. Yeah, not so much. :S
So how would I answer “What do you do” if I really thought about it? I’d say:
- I clear my schedule for Oklahoma Sooner football on Saturdays.
- I wander around and taking photos, when I have my camera with me.
- I’m always looking for new music to check out, like Anjulie, Aranda, and Bitter:Sweet
- I karaoke. 😉
I think @avflox has a great point to compliment this thought:
Following @avflox’s suggestion, help me get to know you and tell me, “What do you REALLY do?”