Zee over at Work To Not Work published a blog post recently that talked about a topic that is so common, yet, I somehow never gave it much thought in the past. Imagine yourself at a dinner party for your significant other. You probably know very few people there. In an effort to make small talk, someone asks you a very simple, yet profoundly loaded, question: What do you do?
How do you answer that question?
If you are like most people, you probably interpret that person to be asking you what you do for a living…plainly, what you call your “job”. If you are a computer programmer, then you say something like “I work with computers” or some such lame, wholly uninteresting description of what brings home your bacon. [Read more…]