Titles

* Dr.
* Judge
* Reverend
* Senator

I’m always surprised when someone introduces themselves (or someone else) in a social setting with Dr, Judge, Reverend, Senator. I understand it in their places of business but outside of business, why do people do this?

I realize it’s intended as a form of respect but to me it’s the exact opposite. When someone introduces themselves as “Dr Smith” it makes me wonder about their image of themselves. Is their entire identity tied up in their job? While I understand they might be a doctor isn’t that what they do and not who they are? “Dr Smith” might be a doctor but they also might be a wife, a mother, a friend, a confidant, a business person, a member of the church, a volunteer in the community etc

Remember, what you do is not who you are. If it is, isn’t that somewhat sad?

Just a somewhat random thought

Have a great day!

Lawrence

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