Not requesting contact coordinates, resume or sales pitch – no context of “what kind of person are you?”.
One might imagine that context should matter for asking, and for answering.
While formulating my reply, wondering – when we answer such questions – should context matter, should answers vary depending upon who is asking, or why?
Which begs this question: “who are we?”.
In a world where anyone who wants to spend five minutes mouse clicking will learn tons about us – where we live, what we do for a living, our hobbies, our interests, our pursuits – but once you’ve filled up on that, is your appetite satisfied? And, do you really know the person, or just their data?
What are they made of, what is their life story, what is their purpose in life and what should be shared with ‘just anyone’? And why?
And should that be a different picture/representation that we might make to our most intimate of friends, to our partners and lovers, to our journal/diary?
In a world increasingly public about everything I suspect most of us are getting more and more private about our inner-self, less anxious to put our private heart out there on our very public sleeves.
So, who are you? What are you? Why are you?
Maybe ‘how we define ourselves’ matters not to anyone else, but it ought to matter more than anything to ourselves.