You might look again at what you do. You sit with a full tummy in your warm office at a blank screen with an ad to make, and you’re thinking, “Jeez, I have to come up with something original and clever and it better be soon.” That’s not how to think. As a designer you have a privilege, one that others do not. It is the privilege of making visible that which others can only imagine, feel or think. When you do this, you open a window through which your audience can see, know and understand.
The publisher's letter that he wrote reminds, too, that my pursuit of better design is likewise worthy. I often cut myself down, for I'll never be a hot, trendy, renowned designer. Regardless, I do okay, and strive to do better. That's what's important.