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OCT 21st 2022
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

Is motoring journalism as hard as being a doctor? | Thank Frankel it’s Friday

In this line of business cars come and go. I know how lucky I am, and how amazing some of those cars are, but ultimately, it’s my job and I do it all the time. It is normal to me and not remotely remarkable. What is remarkable are doctor friends who’ll be talking to me about a patient whose life they have just saved, perhaps by careful diagnosis and a well thought through treatment plan, perhaps by making an instantaneous decision in a life-or-death moment. And I’ll say to them, “hang on, you just saved their life. Had you not done what you did they’d literally not exist anymore.” To which they shrug and go, “well, that’s the job, isn’t it?” I feel the same about teachers who in usually less dramatic ways, change lives for the better every single day.

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