"...society expects much more from us than just translation and/interpretation. We all wear different hats at different times, depending on circumstances. At home, for example, some of us are spouses as well a fathers and mothers of families. At work, we may be supervisors, or managers, or heads of services, etc. How well, or how poorly, we wear each of these hats has considerable impact on our life as translators and interpreters; and that is what I’ll strive to share with you this morning. To the older generation of translators and interpreters, like me, this may sound like taking a walk up an already well-beaten and familiar path; to the younger generation, however, a few things I share with you may strike a positive chord in their hearts and minds and change the way they see their life as members of this noble profession."