The events of the past two years should serve as a good reminder to all of us that no matter what we do every day, we face risks beyond our control. However small the risk may be, there is no way to ensure that you avoid falling victim to these types of events. Not that we should live our lives in constant fear — we should just prepare for the worst and then feel very fortunate should we end up living long and healthy lives.
I’m big into rowing – I’ve competed in quite a few boat races as the coxswain. For non-rowers, it’s pronounced “cox-en” and as Business Insider puts it I’m the “motionless member in the back of the boat.” But don’t let that fool you – even though I’m not powering the boat, I’m playing an important role steering it and directing my teammates.