You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world. ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Immunity From The Question:
One of my favourite things about travel is not being asked that question or a variation of it including:
What do you do back home...What do you do for work...What are you?
It’s almost an unspoken agreement that you don't ask people what they do for work.
Immunity from the question as you cross the border.
There’s a couple of potential reasons;
Most people travelling are either on a career break, have just finished studying,
have quit everything and hit the road or are in the midst of a career change.
Most of these people don’t have a clue what they work at.
A lot of people travelling don’t value people according to what they have done in the past for work, do currently or will do in the future.
They just want to spend time with people who make them feel good and avoid people who drain them.
How To Avoid/Explore A Topic In Conversation:
Generally, if we ask a question on a certain topic then it’s likely that question will be redirected back to us.
I say how old are you and then I am asked the same or I am asked how big a family I have and then ask the same back.
Whoever goes first in con