When I lived in Los Angeles, I was asked regularly what it was that I did for a living.
This question intimidated me. I felt my entire demeanor change when asked this question. I felt like I had something to prove to these people, or maybe it was to myself.
I was young, working in the fashion industry, and still not sure what I was passionate for.
I felt that when I would answer this question, it didn’t reflect who I truly was as a person, but only shadowed who I was. It made me feel uncomfortable.
Our society tends to lean towards being superficial and materialistic. The things you have seem to mirror the type of person you are, rather than the person you are on the inside.
The more money, the more well respected one is. The more power, the more one is looked up to.
Now I am not knocking those who have money, or who have power in their job!
I have many friends whom I look up to who are wealthy or own their own successful businesses.
All I am saying, is that we should start looking through our hearts more, and let go of all our judgments and egotistical opinions that our minds so often create.
We may all have different talents, careers, friends, finical situations etc, but bottom line, is that we are all human beings, wishing for the same thing: HAPPINESS.
The quote below is a great reminder for all of us.
When meeting someone new, open your heart and look beyond that persons status and open your eyes to who they are as person.
Ask questions that will reveal who they are on the inside, not just on the outside.