Hello nice to meet you, what do you do for a living | Meadow 🌱

But is it actually the best question that we can ask? What does it tell about our society that our go-to question when we’re getting to know someone is to ask them what do they work on.

I questioned this very thing many years ago and switched to asking, “What sorts of things do you like to do?” and, “What are you most proud of lately?” They’ve proved to be great conversation starters.

Ideally, someone’s work would be something they like and are proud of, but it’s not always. What people do “for fun” usually gives better insight.