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.