Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
People define themselves by work, by what they “do.” When one person asks another, “What do you do?” the answer always refers to a job or profession: “I’m a doctor, an accountant, a farmer.” I’ve often wondered what would happen if we changed the question to, “Who are you?” or, “What kind of person are you?” or even, “What do you do for fun?”
Adapted from Stephan Rechtschaffen, Time Shifting
Are people best defined by what they do?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：define, work, person
正：What people do defines them.
反：However, people also can define themself by who they are.
补：What people do defines them as well as who they are does.