What life-changing experiences have you had and can you please describe them?
life can be shorter than we think
One job that I had a couple of years out of high school was working in a cemetery. One afternoon I was using a machine to trim the grass around headstones.
I never really thought too much about all of the people lying just below my feet; who they were and how they got there.
I stopped to adjust the machine, kneeling on a headstone, and happened to look at the name. It was the boy who had sat next to me all the way through junior high and high school in many of my classes. He was buried with his father. I saw the death date was the same so I surmised that they were probably in some sort of accident.
The lesson in this is that life is short and may well be much shorter than we think. It is a good idea to think and plan for the future but it is also a good idea to live some for today; there may not be a tomorrow.