If you, fellows, feel like sharing it... Or just have nothing else to do, but read some random stories.
When I was 4 y. o. I saw a man jumping into the water from the bridge. He did it to swim, the bridge wasn't high. I was very impressed. Of course I didn't know how to swim and haven't even tried it yet. But the water was so tempting. So when parents weren't looking I ran to the bridge and before anyone could stop me jumped from it too. I got under the water and wasn't even trying to get out. Everything seemed to be very calm. That feeling of calmness is the last thing I remember. Parents told me that some man found me underwater and brought to the coast. I wasn't hurt, coughed out all the water from my lungs and just seemed to be in shock.
That's how people usually get fears and phobias, right? Well, not in my case. I grew up obsessed with water and swimming. And with getting into different situations to test myself. Like swimming back and forth through the fast flowing river, swimming in a storm, jumping into the water from different highs etc. Once when I was a teenager I jumped off a cliff into the sea, knowing that I wouldn't be able to climb back and it'll take lot of time to swim to the nearest coast. Well, it took me 2 and a half hours to finally get to the place where I could get out of the water.
With age I finally realized how stupid my actions were. I was putting myself into danger every time and got extremelly lucky to get just a few scratches from my worst try.
In my case it wasn't that near death experience that people usually think of. No lights or tunels. I'm not sure if it changed me or not... Maybe it was the reason for my water obsession or maybe I had it from the very beginning.
Have you ever had anything like that? Do you think it changed you?
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takes the cake though since "I almost got struck by a fucking lighting bolt -_-". But luckily it hit the street pole right next to me. And for the first time in my life, I was truly traumatized about something to the point where everytime it rained back then I thought I was going to be struck down. Heck, it felt as if the thunder god himself #Zeus was trying to strike my black ass down for being a non-believer ^_^ CTFU.
I've never been so scared in my life and the noise that came with the thunderbolt was so loud coupled with the fact that the ground shook so vigorously caused me to go into shock almost immediately "it all happened so fast".. I felt it building up in the clouds by the way so I knew it was coming "but I never expected it to strike next to me".
But man if you would have been there that day/moment you'd be scared shitless too since "it was sunny all day long at 102F, muggy and windy" but all of that changed very fucking quickly. Since it started to rain, while I was finishing up the last couple of lawns that we were doing.
So while I'm running back and forward to load the equipment (the wind was crazy 70 mph+ man) it was to the point where I could barely stand... but that's where it got surreal "the surrounding area was light up for about 3 secs in a row+ I heard the thunder building + hail and out of no where "BOOM" body froze up, head hurting, eyes hurted even though I wasn't looking at the pole when it was struck, heart skipped a beat and the ground shook so hard i1127.photobucket.com/.../ezgif.com-add-text.gif
Overall it was just 1 a messed up experience. But I can say 1 thing "I respect mother nature even more now" she ain't #no joke.2