So I start my shift to find out that my boss died last night or early this morning. We weren't very close, and had differences on the job. We got along well enough and had similar political and social views, but different personalities. It is still a shock when death comes close to home/work.
Preliminary reports indicate suicide, with the 5yr old son hearing it, but not seeing it. The 18yr old daughter wasn't home. I hope I never feel like that's my only option...it's so terrible for the family that's left behind. It's probably the worst thing you can do to everyone you know. It leaves everyone wondering if it was something they said or did, and offers a "never closure" situation, even if a note is left.
Next, I find out that the other lead(day shift, I'm the night lead) is in the hospital with what is likely gastrointestinal issues(colitis) and we don't know when he's coming back. He's had these issues before and for a while, but it takes him longer to recover each time. He's mid thirties, around 5'8" and probably weighs 110lbs on a good day.
Life is such a precious, fragile thing that is just a flicker of a flame. We should all try to be kind to others and truly attempt to live life to its fullest. Do whatever it takes to not have regrets in life. Not necessarily internal regrets, but things you regret saying/not saying to someone, and/or doing/not doing for/with/to someone. Try not to get caught up in things that don't matter, like possessions, social media, and television. Live your life, don't just survive it!
We all don't really understand how lucky we are sometimes. We obsess over things we want or things we can't change. The time is now to understand how truly short life is, and start living it like you have no brakes, because in the whole scheme of things, you really don't!
The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!