Life teaches many things. As we get older, we realize there are constants in life that cannot be avoided. For example, we will most likely never be able to avoid stress, just as life cannot be lived without an encounter with conflict. Conflict seems to be a topic that is not discussed these days. In fact, we spend most of our time trying to avoid conflict. Given that we all have different sets of values, morals, and belief systems, it is inevitable that there will be conflict with some individuals at some point in our lives. I particularly faced a very hard battle along with conflict being involved in a severe motorcycle accident. This was definitely a life changing experience for someone like me who always has given everybody the benefit of doubt. My perception about almost every aspect of life changed as I laid there helplessly.
It was a cool September evening as my friend and I were enjoying a nice ride home on our motorcycles from Estes Park. Things went downhill very quickly as we approached the Yale exit going southbound on Interstate 25. We both were going the speed limit in the right most lane when someone from the outer most left lane came all the way across 3 lanes to catch the exit. This person in their car not paying attention to any other vehicles clearly did not see me as they made their illegal maneuver to not miss an exit and clipped the front tire of my bike. This is all what I was told after I gained consciousness almost 10 minutes later when I was awoken from what seemed like a dream. The absurd part about this whole situation is the audacity the individual who was driving the vehicle had to not stop after they knew they had hit a biker. Witnesses of the accident all focused on making sure I was ok which I highly appreciate but not one of them were able to recall a license plate number but rather could only describe the make and model of the vehicle.
I laid on the road in the middle of a very busy interstate not...
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