My Near Death Experience Essay

734 words - 3 pages

The term death is often used lightly. It is frequently used in jokes and idle threats, and
rarely taken seriously. Few individuals really grasp the concept of death and how it can
distort the lives of the people it comes in contact with. I was among the clueless until I
was ten years old. I was running home from soccer practice, speeding towards the cursed
intersection, not but a quartermile from my house when it happened. Luckily I am here
today to reflect on that moment. My near death experience has tremendously changed
the way I live and perceive life, thus defining who I am.
     It was a brisk fall evening, the orange sun was just setting when I foolishly
misjudged how fast a car was moving. It seemed as if I had enough time to run across the
street before the car passed, but apparently I was wrong. The car came screeching to a
halt as the driver slammed on his brakes. The car struck my torso and threw me onto the
damp grass, away from oncoming traffic. I apparently was briefly knocked
unconciousious, and distinctly remember the foul smell of rubber burning as I opened my
eyes to see the frantic worried look on the drivers face. At the time it seemed as if he was
more relieved than I was that I was able to walk away from the scene with just a pounding
headache and a few scratches. It seems as though the timely accident replays daily in my
head as I make everyday decisions about life
     Most people say that what happened to me was not exactly a brush with death, but
rather a tickle. It was not so much the actual event that has changed me. It was the “ifs”
that arose as I reflected on the event. The idea of leaving this world scared me into
reform. I realized that I had been drifting through life ignorant of everything around me;
some changes were in order. The things that had not been important to me before,
became important. Ideas that I had laughed at, I took into consideration. My entire view
on life came crashing down and in its midst came a revelation. Life is a game of Russian
roulette, and everyday the trigger is pulled. One must consider every action because that
action could be the...

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