Doing is usually connected with a vocation or career . . . Being is much deeper. (Charles Swindoll, pastor, author)

One has to do with how we make a living. The other relates to character, who we are, and how we make a life. When we meet new people, we often ask what they do, expecting an answer relating to where they work or what their job is. That may be easy to answer. The question of who they are may take a while to discover. True character is revealed only through time.

Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)