Why Do You Do What You Do?

I came across an interesting site that asks people why they do what they do? It’s called Why Do You Do What You Do? or just WDYDWYD?.

People are photographed (or drawn) while holding their answer on a card in front of them and they’re published on the website.

It kind of reminds me of the Post Secret website, in the way that it is driven by people and our interest in people. Everyone has a confession to make and everyone has an opinion about what they do in life, so there are a lot of people wanting to be heard and a lot of people submitting their 2 cents worth.

Why do you do what you do?

Why do I do What I do? Because I love doing what I do! (and I dislike working for others!)

It all started when the owner of the site received a phone call from a student..

“I was in my office late one night not wanting to be bothered. The phone rang, and I wanted to ignore it. But, I felt compelled to answer. Before I could start, a child’s voice blurted, “Why do you do what you do?”
It was the last thing I had expected to hear.
The kid was simply on assignment from his school teacher to interview someone from a community service agency. He looked in the Yellow Pages and landed on my name.”
Tony Deifell of Why do you do what you do?

So, why do YOU do what you do?

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Because if I ever stopped caring, I might as well die. :)

  2. I do what I do because I chose to do it.

    I also get a great deal of satisfaction from it.. even if it does not make me rich. Oh, and I’m an artist.

  3. i make art because it is the only thing that i have not totally failed at.

  4. My search for the unseen makes me paint.

  5. To be honest, I don’t know exactly why I am an artist (one of the less secure employments available.) But I finally realized that I shouldn’t focus on that question. The thing to focus on is how to be a successful artist.

  6. True Karl. Do what Nike says and Just Do it!

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