One of my students said to me: “you are like a scientist. And yet so much of your work lies in the realm of the not easily measured.”
I have always had a difficulty answering the question: What do you do?
Defining what you do is important. To whom? To you: if you want support. Unless THEY know what you do, they don’t know if they are aligned with what you do or not…
It is a need and a must to “meet the expectation of others”. It is a survival need. You can’t skip it.
Depending on what stage of personal evolution you are, it may be a lot more important to you than meeting your own expectation.