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The Turning Point of My Life

By djconvoy Mar 31, 2011 570 Words
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 two of my friends and hit me. I remember the moment when I flew over the car’s hood and the pictures of my life that were running by my sight. I remember as I managed to crawl away to the road side from the last effort and how my sight went black.

I clearly remember how in this state I was asking myself: "Are you still alive, or if it is the end? It would be disappointing, if it is the end ... I have so much left to do and I definitely need more time. Come on! Wake up!" And I’m sure that you can not even imagine how glad I was when I gained consciousness and understood that I was alive. Since then I started to appreciate life and gave myself a word that I will never drive a car being drunk and will try to help everyone who needs my help being injured.

This is certainly not the only turning situation when I changed my views on life, but for me it is the most memorable. Of course everyone has its own but I wish that these situations wouldn’t be linked to unpleasant events. And I insist that conclusions should always be done.

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