I had a long conversation the other day with someone in their 20s who told me she couldn't find meaning in her life. Here's a way to find meaning: Work to change the world so this sort of thing doesn't happen quite so much:

At least 43 African migrants trying to reach Yemen by boat have drowned in heavy seas off the coast, and a second boat with up to 40 Ethiopians aboard is missing, Yemen's Interior Ministry said Monday.

The ministry website said three Somalis were rescued after a vessel carrying 46 people, mostly from Ethiopia, capsized, and a second boat carrying Ethiopians was missing.

"It's not known in which direction the wind took them and their fate is unknown," the website quoted the Yemeni coastguard as saying of the missing vessel, which it said carried 35-40 Ethiopians including women and children.

Mass drownings have been frequent as many African migrants in unseaworthy boats try to reach Yemen, which they see as a gateway to wealthier parts of the Middle East and the West.