One day, ex-President Bill Clinton visited an elementary school in Harlem by his office. All the kids were so excited to get to meet the ex-president. He began to talk to them and asked them to define the word "tragedy."
"Well, " one girl replied, "If my mommy ran over my dog, Rover, that would be a tragedy!"
Clinton smiled at the little girl and said, "No, sweetie. That would be an accident! Can anyone give it a try?"
A little boy sitting across the room raised his hand and said, "I know! I know! If our bus driver ran off of a cliff and killed everyone!"
Clinton shook his head and said, "No son. That would be a great loss! Doesn't anyone know of a good example of a tragedy?"
A small girl raised her hand and said, "Well, Mr. President, if you and Hillary were in an airplane and it was hit by a missile and blown to smithereens, most people would think that that was a tragedy!"
"Very good, " he said. "And what was your reason for that answer?"
"Well, " she said, "It would not be an accident and it sure would not be a great loss!"