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About two years ago, I was in a very bad car accident. I rolled my car three time while driving on the highway. I was with a friend and luckily we were both okay, even though I don’t know how. I learned a few things during my near death experience and it truly changed my life and the way I live.

car accident, learned from my car accident

  1. Life can go so fast. One minute we were laughing and singing to our music, and that all changed in the blink of an eye. You never know so you have to make every single moment count.
  2. Never stay mad or in a bad place with anyone. Never go to bed angry. Say sorry always when you’re at fault and always forgive. There’s no point in staying mad because you never know when what you say to someone will be the last thing you say to someone.
  3. Humans really care about each other. When I crashed, there must’ve been at least 10 people who had stopped their cars on the freeway to come and see if we were okay. Complete strangers really did care about our well-being even if they’d never met us before. Besides that, I got messages after messages asking if we were alright and if we needed anything. After such a traumatic experience, it’s so nice having support from lots of people.
  4. Don’t be afraid of the word “love”.  I think love is a word that we’re too scared to tell people sometimes in fear of looking soft or crazy, but it is super important. When I talk on the phone with anyone I really care about, family or friends, I always tell them I love them before hanging up. This works for relationships too, if you love someone but are too afraid to say it, just do!
  5. Don’t text and drive. Trust me, just don’t. It’s not worth it.