I told him the same thing I always say "None of my kids have cancer!", "It's all about negative margins, baby!" and "This is just a bump in the road of life, we will survive and advance!".
I found this video only line. I wasn't looking for it, but it was either on my Feedly or Facebook.
The Brittany Maynard Fund
My oldest son is 28. I sent this to him and said this is why we don't worry about your car.
Many of us architects are trying to get acknowledgement while we are practicing. If you don't, do you ever get it after you stop?
The answer is "Yes" whether you want it or not. The body of work you have done, no matter what the scale or scope, will somewhere down the line cross somebody else's path. I have worked on a couple or jobs, usually upfits or alterations, on older buildings. I have been given actually blueprints to use to draw the base plan. I have spent time just looking at those plans, looking at how they drew and what they drew. I then would go online to see if I could find out any information about the local architect.
So even if you work in the shadows and the public has no idea who you currently are, down the road your buildings will speak for you. Like it or not!
I have been self employed for 27 years. It varies year to year how many new building, upfits, alterations and additions I do, but I figured there is a ton of them. I wonder how long it will be before the last surviving building I did falls down out of disrepair or gets pushed over for progress? I don't know, but I bet it will be a while.