Introducing Why not What

Weekly I/O#48

When meeting people for the first time, we often exchange questions about what we do. However, the more profound and interesting question behind what we do is why we do what we do.

Article: Why I do what I do

When we meet people for the first time, we usually ask questions about what we do. We exchange information about our job, the school we went to, the things we typically do on weekends, etc. However, the more interesting question people rarely ask is "why we do what we do".

Asking why they do what they do enables us to get closer to knowing who they truly are. It gets deeper than surface-level discussion and potentially builds more meaningful connections. Similarly, articulating "why we do what we do" also gives others more opportunities to connect with us.

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