The Perfect Career for a Writer

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become not just a writer, but a great writer.

"That will take a lot of work," people warned him. He didn't relent in his quest.

"That's not easy, son," his dad said gently. But the young man was determined: he wanted to be great.

What did he mean by "great," someone finally asked. How would he measure his success?

"I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!" he said, "because that would be the mark of a great writer!"

Well, a wise career counselor helped him get his wish!

That young man now works for Microsoft -- writing error messages.

Posted March 4, 2016

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