Probably a bad example of what I’m trying to say, but wish me luck:
Mainstream society depicts Christians as hypocritical and, sometimes, ignorant.
Fans perceive Katniss as a hero.
Alcoholics obtain such a label by suffering from alcoholism.
These labels and perceptions can also be known as definitions, which formed based on actions. When you do something, you’re portraying a definition of yourself — by lying, you’re a liar; by owning and running a blog, you’re a blogger…
On a particular site I read a list that contradicts everything that truly defines a person, and I’m wanting to address it rant-wise, but for my personal satisfaction of explaining the whys and the hows regarding the fact that it isn’t actually true.
Because what you do defines you.
- If you abuse, you’re an abuser.
- If you publish a book, you’re an author.
- If you design themes, you’re a designer.
- If you have a job, you’re an employee — if you freelance, you’re a freelancer.
- If you murder someone, you’re a murderer.
- If you buy something from a store, you’re a shopper/customer.
Actions speak louder than words — I’m unemployed, which makes me an unemployed American — thus defining a part of me — so saying I’m a robotics engineer only defines me as a liar. Actions define people — who they are, what they are, how they are and why they are.
Characters in a book are described using adjectives, but they become nouns other than their names (e.g. dancers, mentors, students, etc.) by performing actions. I can’t call Benjamin a teacher and have him working at the movies instead, because it wouldn’t portray him correctly, and he wouldn’t be perceived as a teacher.
As people, we are what we do.
Anyways… your so-called ‘greatest job’? #bs