The most sustaining kind of happiness in life—the kind that makes day bridges that carry you bearably and even happily between even the loneliest nights—is having meaningful work to do.
I have been lucky in this way for most of my life. And I'm particularly grateful these days for having good work to do, and intelligent, serious, colorful and soulful people to do it for.
This week, the BBC News Service broadcast a story from the 2017 World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association that captured the work this obscure profession does, why we do it, and how we talk about it.
And I am grateful.