I think all of us wonder, at one time or another, what difference we’ve made in the world, and whether our struggles have been worth it. Here’s a ‘sadder and wiser’ reflection on this question, from an aid ‘lifer’ – dispiriting reading, I have to say, and with more than a few echoes. It’s an exploration, or excavation, I will no doubt return to, in one of my own blogs – but I’d like to hear from my colleagues and friends, too, about their own reflections. Meanwhile, do try to read this – I apologize in advance, should you find that you’re unable to access all of the story. Life after aid work: Heading for the exit | Devex.