I took this picture of a car in front of me during a morning commute a few days back. It made me think what this car tells me about its owner.
Usually, when I am on the road, I see people in expensive cars all the time. Some of them love to brag about their cars. But what does it tell me about them?
Unfortunately, many of us don’t understand the difference between ‘me’ and ‘mine’. Some are too busy making a living to care.
It’s easy to confuse between these two though. In interviews, when candidates are asked to tell about themselves, most of the time they talk about the responsibilities they had in their previous positions and the certifications that they have. And, maybe this is exactly what the interviewers expect to hear. But our lives generally doesn’t work that way all the time. And that is because not all interactions we have with others are interviews. The only thing we carry with us is who we are, not what we have. Or in other words, our identity.
And the only thing that defines who we are is what we care about!
I don’t know what degrees or job title this person has (honestly, I even don’t know the gender of the driver), I don’t know the size and price of the house he/she lives in, I don’t know how many expensive cars he/she uses and I don’t know which phone or camera he/she uses. But I know one thing for sure. This person cares about education.
And it doesn’t take a big investment in terms of time and money to tell your story. It’s just the small gestures that matter.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.