What you do is the new who you are

You know that awkward conversation when you meet someone new, they ask you what you do for a living and then you fidget a little and wonder in your head what or how much you should say?  I always hated it!  Why do our first impressions of people always have to be precluded by status, career or something that alludes to money? I’m really glad I came across this article.

I like the author’s idea that:

There’s nothing wrong with trying to pass the time by asking strangers nonthreatening questions. But why not ask about something not related to money, such as “When was the last time a moment took your breath away?” — getting back to what it means to be human as opposed to a consumer.

To me, the impetus behind Occupy Wall Street is not about jobs or failed policies. It’s a yearning to be valued again. To be heard and seen.

We are more than what we do for a living.

We are more than stuff.

And I definitely agree.  Occupy Wall Street is a lot more than the disparity between the rich and the poor.  It’s about our identities and what’s become of our society based on our love/hate relationship with money.


Posted on October 26, 2011, in Random Insights. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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