When someone dies young, the question of what they could have done with their lives, had they lived, find a way to pop up into conversation.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Before his untimely killing, RFK appeared to be on track for the Presidency. He represented everything that America stood for and could be. He stood for social justice, eradication of poverty, eradication of discrimination/racism, etc. The grandson of Irish-Catholic immigrants who had surely faced discrimination in their own lives, he understood the potential that America had. That is, if the people of this country were willing to stand up for what was and still is right.
Unfortunately, he was taken from this life when he had only begun to represent the best of America.
RIP, RFK, wherever you are. Your memory still, to this day, is a blessing to this country and her citizens.