No. You Don’t Have To Do Anything. Really.
Before (lots of online) conferences and getting a new job after a year and a month of unemployment, I said the following because a lot of people, including me, were feeling this pressure unduly put on us during the pandemic.
If someone asks you “What have you done during the past year?” and they’re putting you down for not doing enough in their squirrelly little minds,
You’ve earned the permission to say “F*** you!”
@iwilsonjr (9:47 PM · Apr 5, 2021) – https://twitter.com/iwilsonjr/status/1379249406050983939
Now, this may not be as gentle as it could be. However, comic Amber Ruffin had a less confrontational way of saying the same thing: