A reflection on the Suez canal blockage

This image has been doing the rounds on social media and news outlets around the world.

The Suez Canal blockage is holding up $10B of goods a day.

There are many pieces of thoughtful analysis on the causes, possible solutions, and potential impact of this.

This note isn’t one of them. Instead, my reflection when I learned about this was – shit happens.

It is a helpful reminder from time to time about just how much is out of our control. The best we can do is learn to focus on how we respond.