My daughter graduated from UC San Diego last month. Even people she has just met now feel free to ask her, "So, what are you going to do with your life?" They feel free to challenge her ability to pay the rent, be happy, or actually accomplish what she's planning. (Although few actually do so directly.) She is gracious about it, in no small part because she has a plan and it's already in motion.
And this got me thinking. I have even less time left than her, presumably. This question should have even greater urgency for me.
So, I wonder why we don't ask this question instead of, "So, what do you do?" of people who have become old like me.
Please don't feel offended if you see me in the next week or two and I ask you, "So, what will you do now?"