The Important Things
The important things are often found among the things we take for granted.
We turn the faucet and expect clean water. We trust that the police will not pull us over unless there is cause and that the firefighters will not loot the house. We assume that our doctors have received a certain level of training and that the plumber can fix a leak.
And yet we also know that trouble can hide in those assumptions. We wave goodbye to some people and they never come back. The procedure that worked 500 times before breaks down on the 501st. The explicit instructions are ignored. The person who epitomized reliability decides to sit on a hill and embrace the moon.
Those moments remind us that few things should be taken for granted.
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