Every party, every meet-up.. if there’s one question you want to dodge, it is this.
“So, what do you do?”
What people really mean is what do you do to earn a living?
How do you make money?
What is your social status in comparison to me?
Either way, it’s a question to judge you.
Instead of this, I think people (including me) should ask..
“So, what have you done?”
It’s judging as well but, there’s a difference.
It could mean..
“What profound impact have you made to the world we live in?”
“What effort have you taken to make this a better place?”
“What significant accomplishment have you achieved?”
You get the idea.