"What do you do"? (A question I often get asked, by application forms, human beings ......) "Huh??? I eat, I sleep, I watch telly, I spend the whole day glued to the internet ....." "No, no, you don't understand. I meant, what is your profession"? "........thinkingsmiley :confused2: :shock:" "Oh, so you are a housewife!" "No, I live in a house and I am Mr. Soandso's wife, but a hybrid of the two - ? No, that I am not"! "Then what are you? It is impossible to be nothing. 'na hi kascit ksanam api jatu tisthaty akarma-krt karyate hy avasah karma sarvah prakrti-jair gunaih' (Every being must act according to their individual natures born of their past samskaras. It is impossible for one to be totally devoid of action, even for a moment). Haven't you heard of that before? I thought you said you have studied the Geeta". "Ah...mmm, but did I not say I do eat, sleep ..... are you not listening"? "But that is not work"! "Then what is"? "Don't you understand? You are not employed. You don't earn anything for all this! You just lie in one place with that stupid laptop of yours, allow the serotonin levels in your brain rise; your brain is only getting fried by the second"! "Maybe. I don't earn money. But does everyone earn money commensurate to the work they do? How do you know that what they earn is well deserved? How do you know they are earning less or more than what they deserve? Maybe my lack of earnings are just an extreme case of 'less than what I deserve'? Or maybe I don't deserve to be paid for doing work which I enjoy doing anyway"? "What work could you be accomplishing just sitting with your laptop"? "Oh well, I keep in touch with friends - all of us are in need of company and we provide each other with that whenever we are free. I share pictures of stuff I cook and also the recipes. We help each other keep track of our diet and health. So we care for each other. We keep a track of people who need help and network with others who may be in a position to help. I am at present participating in a group storytelling blog competition and am playing editor for our group. Do you know, a couple of people asked (of course it amused me no end, but cheered me up too!) whether I am an editor and whether I can give classes in editing!!!??? I just replied saying I am not an editor in the field of journalism or media, but am an editor of sorts in the classroom. Is not a teacher an editor too"? "Ha! Great job! What's the use when you don't get paid for it? What use empty words"? "Hey man! Will you just shut up? I eat well, I have enough and more clothes than I reasonably need, I have a roof over my head and most importantly : I enjoy my work and get paid in terms of happiness and satisfaction. Do you have any other currency that will equal that? And if you are still not satisfied, well, I am currently busily unemployed"!