Earlier today we received an email from a Chief Compliance Owner and equity owner of an independent investment adviser firm. One of their employees appears to have tragically taken their life. I was deeply saddened by this news. It appears that the causes were the recent performance of the markets and client complaints. It is also possible that these events were totally unrelated. In any event, this post is to let everyone know that no matter how hard life gets, no matter how poorly the markets perform, no matter how angry clients may be, your life is precious. If you have any thoughts otherwise, I invite you to reach out to me. We are all in this thing called life together.