In a similar vein, I try so hard not to ask new people what they do when I first meet them.
Shannon Byrne
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I definitely think this is right. Another thing to consider is our nature. At our core, we want to be valued, cherished, remembered. I believe this to be the foundation for why any of us start conversations this way. It’s 1. Due to selfish motives, and 2. Because our (tech) culture has now been trained to be identified by the thing that you do, rather than the being that you are. It’s so great to reflect on this stuff, because I think we owe it to each other to keep one another accountable for these types of things. To remember that we’re people, and not machines. That our job is not the end all, but just a piece of our entire life.

Great stuff, Shannon.