A while ago, I watched an episode of My Family. Really funny (my type of humour at least). The husband was really getting frustrated with the wife (as usual). But he blurted out to her “We are not human doings, we are human beings, so just be……”
How do we value ourselves? mostly what I hear and see is, we place an awful amount of emphasis on what we do. I will not speak for all people here, but that does seem to be the trend these days.
As much as the Guy in the sitcom said it in jest, I really think there is a lot of truth in his statement. We are human beings. What does that mean to us though?
Does it mean when people ask what am I, I do not answer with “I am a Sound Engineer”?
I always say, I am a human being. That is who I am, this defines what I do and not the other way around.
The trouble with finding one’s value in what we do, is that what happens the day you lose a job? What happens the day you fail at the thing you pursued? What happens when we put our foot in it?
Do we then call ourselves losers, failures, etc?????
No the reality should be that we are who we are and that defines what we do….