The Turning Point of My Life

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For me, it is difficult to define exact moment in my life that was a turning point. Actually, in my opinion, in every situation we have to draw conclusions and make useful lessons. I have met a lot of people and they are all different, as well as their way of life and their outlook on life. Some of them learn from their mistakes and constantly use their own life experience, while others fall under the influence from the external side. This can be our parents, or mass opinion, which we all are constantly pressed by TV screens, magazines, newspapers, internet.

I think that most people try to live in accordance to a well-defined pattern that is fixed by the mass-media. For instance, we have to be good at school, than we should enroll in a prestigious university, get a well-paid job. But despite these seemingly positive directions, there is a number of negatives. All of them can be seen in films. We can notice as young people smoke, drink alcohol, and spend most of their free time partying, as they are too concerned about their appearance, even loose their virginity being very young, then marry but all this just seems to be OK. In real life “Happy ends" do not occur as often as on the TV-screen.

I personally, believe that in every human’s life there are turning points, that change their outlook, change attitudes, interests, attitudes towards life and other people, when pink glasses are broken into small fragments. In such situations smart people make conclusions.

As one of the turning points in my life I can admit summer 2007, when I started to appreciate life. I was in 11 grade. We passed the examination in jurisprudence. So me and my classmates have decided to go to the beach to relax and celebrate this occasion. It was a hot day, we had a good time, we swam in the lake and played volleyball. It seemed that nothing bad can happen. On our way home, we joked, laughed and enjoyed a good day.

Then suddenly a car drove from turning at high speed and wounded...
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