The group let out a collective groan and Leo leaned on his desk. He laced his fingers and said, “We’re almost there. Let’s try this one now. Who are you for a living?” he questioned the woman behind Gordon.
“I proofread. So, I’m a helper,” she said.
“Who would you be if you went blind? Leo probed further.
“A failure!” Gordon quipped genially. The group broke into good-natured laughter.
Leo grinned and went on, “Being a doctor or a banker or a park ranger may be what you love to do, but it’s not who you are. What you do for a living or even what you do as an unprofitable hobby, is not who you are. It can’t be. Who you are is not a job description or a title. A machine is what it does. We are Human Beings not ‘human doings’, right?”