As you probably know by now, Ben Carson has temporarily suspended his campaign following a car accident in Iowa which claimed the life of a campaign volunteer named Braden Joplin, a 25-year old student at Texas Tech University who was spending this month volunteering for Carson. Two other Carson volunteers and a campaign staffer were also injured in the crash. Several children in the other vehicle involved in the crash also sustained injuries.
This tragedy serves as a reminder that in pursuing our dreams we spend our time going from point A to B and think little of that process until it is abruptly and immutably disrupted. It is all the more difficult when the victim of such circumstances seemingly has their whole life ahead of them. Life is arbitrary, capricious and seldom fair.
All the more reason for us to keep in mind that no matter how youthful and healthy we might be today might our last day on Earth. So let us make the most of the short time we have here.