At last night’s Cincinnati mayoral debate, I met City Council Member Wendell Young. We chatted briefly, and he turned to join guests filing into the auditorium.
Suddenly remembering my blog challenge, I quickly asked if he had a life lesson to share with me. Smiling, and with a slight question in his voice, he replied “Don’t jump out of a perfectly good airplane, if you have a choice?!”
As he told me that parachutes weren’t his favorite part of a stint in the US Air Force, I considered the thrill and adrenaline rush of a free fall isn’t necessary if you can be happy with what you have.