As a writer, I receive two emails from people: hate mail and mail professing that people want to write.
Speakers will start with either a joke or a self-effacing comment. These comments will not be funny. Everybody will laugh inexplicably.
There’s a reason that the delivery room is not full of your friends and family having a surprise birthday party.
It’s not hard professionally or socially (or at least not harder than for anyone else) — it’s hard for dating.