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April 24, 2007, 01:01 PM
ok, through out my life, i have had a number of life changing experiences.....seeing a kid fall off a ledge and die made me afraid of heights....getting caught doing drugs (as some of you have read) got me to stop doing drugs.....and there are others.....but i want to know if anyone else has had something happen, that completely changed their life.....so...yea....

April 24, 2007, 03:01 PM
seeing people die on cancer or suffer for hunger made my decision to study medicin

April 25, 2007, 07:04 AM
1st year of secondary school (junior high) made me open up my eyes to the bigger picture that is our world (yea i was pretty sheltered :o) brought up issues of politics, media, war, drugs, death, crime and generally the big bad ugly world, took me about a year to get used to it all

April 25, 2007, 02:33 PM
My friend died because of a car accident, now it makes me scared sitting at the front of the car. =C

Ichimaru Gin n Tonic
April 25, 2007, 03:49 PM
Well, you shouldn't sit in front of a car, it's very dangerous. :XD just kidding, Boo. :D

April 25, 2007, 07:20 PM
what about you ichi? havent you had a life changing experience?

Ichimaru Gin n Tonic
April 27, 2007, 02:42 PM
Actually i do. I stop one of my bad habit, back in college, after 3 (three) near misses from getting hit by an express train.

April 27, 2007, 04:11 PM
I underwent surgery, of an illness I'd rather keep private. It made me realize how valuable life is, and how I should not take it for granted. It sounds so cliche and emo, but it's true.

April 28, 2007, 03:33 PM
It doesnt sound emo in the least. You just had what everone else here had.... a life changing experience.......so dont go thinkin' you are emo ^0^

April 28, 2007, 04:09 PM
When my parents were divorced...
I believe that other people and events make us who we are today
I other words that event and the people I have met since then (stepparents, girlfriends/boyfriends) have made me into the crazy, weird, anger-filled (mostly toward my parents) person I am today

though I am very proud of the person I am right now, I would not wish that to happen to any child.

April 28, 2007, 05:24 PM
Well, you shouldn't sit in front of a car, it's very dangerous. :XD just kidding, Boo. :D

Heh! You know what I meant!!

Actually i do. I stop one of my bad habit, back in college, after 3 (three) near misses from getting hit by an express train.
Well, you shouldn't be walking on the railway in the first place. It's very dangerous. :)

OH yeah! Another 'life changing experience' was when I was about 11 years old >.< My parents had a divorce and started taking their anger out on their children (guess who got the most beats -.-"). Anyway, ever since that day, I promised myself that I will never have a divorce or 'hit' my children violently. ^^ Heh, though still a bit too young to worry about them 'issues' :p

April 28, 2007, 10:04 PM
shit man, sorry to hear about that, and today i had anoher life changing experience, this girl is basically stalking me, and im a nice guy, i usually dont say or do mean things. But today i had my "girlfriend" tell her that enough is fucking enough and to stop stalking me. And it made me realize that it isnt only guys that stalk people......weird.....

April 29, 2007, 04:41 AM
And it made me realize that it isnt only guys that stalk people......weird.....
HAHAHA!! Yeah, girls do stalk, so beware next time! xD
I meant, *ahem ahem* Girls stalk? O.o? I never knew that... Hm, that's new. :p

April 29, 2007, 09:28 AM
i went to the isle of man and: i was enrolled in some hotel school, which was owned by money worshiping gits who cared nothing for the students and only cared about making a profit. i also worked for a hotel that didn't give a crap about their staff, and i was fired for a white guy. now the isle of man treasury is dogging me for penalties since i didn't ask for my tax back, and i just recently found out that the school i went to went bankrupt, and the possibility of me not getting my transcript is very high.

btw the hotel school was in 2 buildings....two DELAPIDATED buildings, with FAULTY electronics and heating.

April 29, 2007, 08:43 PM
HAHAHA!! Yeah, girls do stalk, so beware next time! xD
I meant, *ahem ahem* Girls stalk? O.o? I never knew that... Hm, that's new. :p

no seriously......when you hear of someone stalking, you think of a guy, right? i never heard of a girl stalking before this happened, its really creepy ~-~

April 29, 2007, 08:59 PM
I once passed up an opportunity with and awesome girl because of my own apprehension, and she ended up with some chump that didn't deserve her. I'm pretty sure that more than a few could relate.

Since then I vowed to never have regrets and just go for whatever I want.

April 30, 2007, 07:53 AM
^ Kinda

Usually in dreams but one happened a few years ago when me and my friend was crossing a road about 3/4 on it the truck that was once just barely in sight when we started actually sped up and the man almost got us it just barely grazed my bag and I had to pull on my friend who was slightly behind me.

April 30, 2007, 09:57 AM
i was hit by a car when i was in 6th grade, i was biking down a hill, then i saw a car following me. I moved to the other side of the road and so did he. He drives by and hits me with his side view mirror. It hits me in the back and i go tumbling down the hill. I gets cuts all over and start bleeding like hell, the guys looks back and laughs and i limp home. Which was like a mile away so it kinda sucked ass.

April 30, 2007, 12:56 PM
Hold on, did you even know the guy(s)?

April 30, 2007, 01:28 PM
no, at least i dont think so. I was more focused on if anything was broken and stopping the bleeding Y-Y.....

April 30, 2007, 01:34 PM
How old did they look?
Honestly, some people do that to seek other's attention. They think by doing that, they look 'cool' -.-" Heh.

April 30, 2007, 01:42 PM
i would guess that he was in his early 20's, the asshole.

May 01, 2007, 06:25 AM
i was hit by a car when i was in 6th grade, i was biking down a hill, then i saw a car following me. I moved to the other side of the road and so did he. He drives by and hits me with his side view mirror. It hits me in the back and i go tumbling down the hill. I gets cuts all over and start bleeding like hell, the guys looks back and laughs and i limp home. Which was like a mile away so it kinda sucked ass.
The thing is he looked as if he was trying to kill us.

May 01, 2007, 06:48 AM
@boo, running over small children is not cool :nono

all i can say there are a lot of unstable people :darn

May 01, 2007, 09:05 AM
yea there are a large number of unstable people in this world. Look at terrorists, murderers, drup dealers, theifs, gangs, the list goes on! the only thing we can do is to remain stable and try to fix the problems the unstable ones make. XD

May 01, 2007, 10:09 AM
wow...is my life changing experience that unblieveable for people? well...here's another one:

when i was 8 i went into a heat stroke while riding my bike. i was going really fast and then poof! i fainted...all i could remember is that someone helped me walk to my house, and that my left leg was bleeding profusely. as a result i've never rode a bike since the accident... i also stopped wearing shorts out side of my house.

May 05, 2007, 03:15 AM
oh yeah, I forgot to mention another life changing experience...

I was on a swimming pool, I was 11 years old, and my younger brother about 6, we both can't swim. He was in a rubber duckie floating thingie, and he floated way in the middle of the pool where he was unable to grab onto anything. The middle of the pool gets kinda deep. He asks me for help, and being naive thinking I will be the hero, I did. I held onto one of the walls of the pool, and extended enough with my other arm to reach the rubber duckie, but I lost my handle on the wall. So by instinct, I brought my brother along with me, to drown. Luckily my uncle saw both of us, otherwise we both would have drowned.

It's not so much the drowning itself that affected me. It was the fact that I brought my brother along with me to drown. I felt really guilty for doing this.

I wouldn't say this is overall a life changing experience, but it did kept me away from swimming pools. Up to this day, I still can't swim, and I have a fear of swimming/drowning, and most of all, I avoid helping other people in fear that I will make their situation worse.

May 05, 2007, 12:55 PM
I almost drowned once too. I jumped into the deep end of a pool during adult swim without my water wings, because I felt like it. I sank like an anchor - think Luffy. The lifeguard had to haul me out. To this day I have never seen my mom so angry - that was the scariest part :s But I wasn't really bothered by the near-drowning. I probably just went off and built a sandcastle afterwards. I've always been a very confident swimmer, especially in the ocean.

Anyway, that's not important, what I wanted to say was that miyi, I can see that your situation has really affected you, and I think what you've said is very profound. But just know that even if you make a situation worse for someone, the fact that you tried to help still counts. Your intentions are really what's important. I think it's always better to try and help than to do nothing, no matter how things turn out. Which makes me feel really guilty that I didn't tell this dude I saw driving the other day that his tires were ridiculously low...I hope he figures that out soon...

May 07, 2007, 12:43 AM
PaperYomiko, thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it.

Aside from the surgery and near drowning experience that I already mentioned above, for sharing purposes, I hope this is appropriate:

my mother lost her parents at only 12 years of age. Her parents were politicians. But they were assasinated, and made it appear like a robbery.

First they were kidnapped, then robbed, and then shot and killed. My mother witnessed the whole thing. How did this affect her? Well, she is very religious, superstitious, and she gets nervous easily.

May 09, 2007, 01:19 PM
Been working in a shop for the last couple of days, doing cleaning. Now I respect all cleaners and know what they go through. Their jobs are even more stressing than just people serving others.

May 09, 2007, 02:43 PM
My life kind of changed when I lived 3 months by myself in Spain, when I was working in a Marriott as a bellboy... very hard work, 40ÂșCin summer, I respect bellboys.
It was the first time I was all by my self, with no body to help me do anything. I have alway had a maid, so she cleaned, cooked and did all the chores. There Ihad to do averything. I helped me a lot. I feel that a grew a little as a peson because of that.

But that wasn't the real problem. The problem was that I'm south american, and well I had to experience some racism. I was called a "sudaca" which is a despective term for calling south americans. Also one time I was mugged only because I was a "sudaca", the thieve told me so and also he told me that I was stealing work from the europeans.

So I was living and working abroad in a harsh environment, with any of my friends near and nobody to help. I think this experience help me to mature a lot and to build some character.

I have other story.
Some weeks ago I went to Machu Picchu, that's in Cuzo, in Peru. There's a mountain behind Machu Picchu called Huaynapicchu. A lot of people climb that mountain. There's a narrow and extremly long path that leads to the top of the mountain, and it's kind of hard walking uphill that much at 8641 feet over sea level
Know I have to say that I'm not a sportist or anything like that, I have a very sedentary lifestyle... almost a couch potato... and I have suffer from asthma, although it's very under control. So that walk was specially hard for me, but I've never liked to surrender.

Huaynapichu is the mountain behind the Machu Picchu ruins.

I took me a long time but at the end I reached the top. I looked down and everything seemed so small ans it was a very beautifull sight. I looked up and I was very close to the sun. I calmed down, start breathing normally and sat down in a big stone in the top of the mountain for a while. And then I felt proud and in peace with myself. I was a very nice feeling. I think I'm gonna do taht at least once a year.

The view from the top of the mountain


I known that it's a very sissy story... but I wanted to tell it anyways.

May 10, 2007, 12:48 AM
Moving to the united states at 9
Visiting my sister in San Diego at 13
Spending a summer in Nice at 16
Spending a summer in Madrid at 18

The Springs of my 17th and 21st birthdays... in a bad way though.

Looking back they all kind of ended badly.. damn.

March 04, 2008, 05:38 PM
Fell in love.

March 04, 2008, 09:42 PM
Run away from home at around age 5
wander for about two years
something really dark happen around the age of 6
Moving to the USA at age 12
Almost drown by jumping of the high dive without knowing how to swim at age 12
Introduced to the computer and porno and mangahelpers at age 15/16
Recently finished "the Stolen Child" and feel like my life suck really bad..

November 08, 2010, 10:08 PM
Threads re opened. Feel free to post in here again.

November 17, 2010, 02:28 PM
Gosh I must've had a boring life as I couldn't tell a single moment.
I noticed how my social environment changed me though: Earlier I definitly was something with a "everyone for himself" mindset, kinda capitalistic in a sense. But that changed due to my school class and teachers. There was a nice sense of loyality and to be nice to each other (not overly nice but without serious fights, returning to a nice relation quickly) all the time.

December 15, 2010, 10:24 AM
Mother being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 12.
Going to Japan for the first time. Working 3 jobs while doing VCE to earn up enough to go back for a year.
Bungy jumping in Thailand this year.
Seeing the way of life for people in countries like Cambodia and Vietnam. Going without food to feed many, many stray kitties.
Getting my open water certification in Indonesia and realising my love for diving.

There's other stuff, but waaay too personal for me to disclose in a forum. ^^;

December 15, 2010, 11:46 AM
I learn how to ride a bike when i was 3 years old. When I was 5 I use to ride everyday with my friends of the neighborhood and I loved the felling. I lived in a new district out of town, so we have plenty of places to ride.
Than, one day, I was coming back home and lose control of the bike. I fell, hit my mouth on the handlebar and broke my tooth.
Shortly after that we moved to a bigger city and I couldn't ride anymore.
When I tried, I discovered that i lost my sense of equilibrium... I can't do anything that requires a lot of balance(surf, skateboard, snowboard).

I unlearn how to ride a Bike, how sad is that?
The thing is, I love motorcycles, but I can't even ride a bike... I'm not afraid or anything like that, I just lost it. I want learn to ride a bike again, I just need to make time and focus on it.

But it's very sad that a simple fell has affected a entire side of my life.

December 16, 2010, 03:07 PM
I was well into my third case is burn out, when I retired. All things in my life that was the best choice I ever made. Recently, the doctor put me on a diet low in salt to help my lack of kidneys. I lost 40 kg. and feel 100% better. Things Just keep looking at me. Faith lifeblood. Mine is like a tumultuous adulthood and the lives of parents worry. So far, what has happened.

December 18, 2010, 08:45 AM
Seeing how old horses were killed made me always lose my appetite whenever I see dark meat on top of the table. I really hate that dark color. It reminds me how that old horse was beaten up to death. >_<

March 31, 2011, 05:26 AM
I just recently experienced of my life change, I was very tempered person but Whenever I have been loving some one , every time I want to smile on her face so I always try to happy to her by happy nature.

March 31, 2011, 05:42 AM
Oh, never knew something like this is around here..

Anyway, here is mine.
I guess it was being alone, it is just recently though. I've been alone and the rest of my friends kindda left me or something and I don't have the self-confidence to fit in due to my weight, this left me most of the time quiet in class and out of the fun, I guess I'm afraid of getting hurt or shaming myself.
And now my mindset is still the same, just that nobody is as close to me anymore, a best friend of mine just quarreled with me and that's it. He's a overbearing friend, really.

I've learned to snapped out of it because of the loneliness and I started to walk home every day, 1 hour per day to lose all the weight, replace bread/sandwiches for all the meals and determined to change myself.
I think I'm learning to be independent and I don't want to count on anyone anymore. Even now, my self estemn is low but I try to make the best of it and tell myself that it'll be okay, lol.
I was never like that, all the time I just pull a face and keep acting sad and lonely, never getting anything done, hopefully I'll be different now.