Hi, my name is A.
Hi A! I’m B. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too, B. So, what do you do?
This is how most conversations go, right?… As if our entire identities are engraved in what we do and in our vocations. Day by day, I see people placing their whole identities in the work that they do. And when all that come crashing, so do they. Their confidence gives up, and they try to desperately find the next thing to place their identities in.
Not only do they do that to themselves, they try to drag others with them into what society thinks defines a whole human being in a single sentence: what do you do? And when you try to break out of that mold and define yourself by who you really are, you get judged and pushed aside for not being motivated enough to place your entire existence in one single activity.
Break the mold. Define who you are, in your own standard.