Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Scary Moments in Your Life


Everyone has probably had scary experiences in your life that changed them, in some cases for the better. Personally, I have a slight fear of heights, and last year, I climbed to the top of a mountain called Lone Peak near my house. The mountain isn't that tall (about 11,000 feet), but the last 300 feet to the top requires great care and hands-on moves with a lot of exposure. In other words, one slip and your gone. I climbed the mountain twice in about a month's time, but the first time, I didn't have the courage to climb 15 more feet to the top. At the same time, I knew my limitations, so I was satisfied with what I did. However, a month later, I climbed the mountain again and reach the very top, as seen in this picture. This experience helped me conquer some of my fears, but it also taught me not to take undue risks: you should do what you feel comfortable in life and just be satisfied with small accomplishments.

So, what about you? Share a scary experience and what you learned from it.

Randall

10 comments:

  1. In my country, Iran, there are lots of amazing sightseeings.One of them is "Alamoot Castle".This castle belonged to one of Iranian brave warriors who fought with Arabians.He lived in the castle with his soldiers inside a mountain where the weather was and is so harsh today.The castle is consists of three floors, and the most important part is on the top floor which is on the top of the mountain and for reaching it, you have to pass 100-300 stairs.Passing 300 stairs are really breath-taking. After these stairs, archeologists built another stairs that take you to the top and main part of the castle.But, they are made of vertical pipes and horizontal woods.This construction also was parallel with the mountain.In my opinion, these stairs were really dangerous and when you stand on one of the stairs, the city is like a point,so it is really really high.After passing 300 stairs and got closer to the top of the mountain , I faced with these horrible stairs and I thought if I wanted to continue or not, because I really wanted to see the third floor of the castle where the brave warrior lived and fought.Finally, I decided to go on and I tried not to look at under my feet and just look ahead and go.After a while, I arrived on the 3th floor and I was amazed by the scenery and the castle.There was a canal and a fountain at top of the castle, I saw bedrooms , kitchen and storage rooms.I was really proud of myself and gain so much confidance.

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  2. i am not afraid of height. The first difficult thing of mine was the time when i had to stand in frond of crowd and presented somethings. At that time, i felt scare, i was afraid of making mistakes as well as the way people staring me.
    It was difficult to overcome it. Standing there, i heard nothing except the voice of my heart beating so fast. i whispered with my self: "okie, I could do, listen,look, an keep calm. You will survive" open my eyes, listen my voice (not my heart), and consume that I were trying to explain to my friend. And I did it.I know i pass my limitation. I knew i should be braver.

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  3. When i was a little girl i got soo sick that i almost die. I was like 11-12 i was very very sick. I had no idea what was wrong with me... i could not breathe.. that was the scaryes moment in my life.. i thought i was gonna die..... my perents were freacked out.. i sceared them all..

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  4. one of the scary moments that i have is when i was driving with my causin and i was driving in the oposite line so fast and i saw a car coming towards me so fast i and i was going fast to i almost crush that was one of my scary moment that i have.

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  5. Mohammed SiddiquiApril 28, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    the scariest moment in my life was when i went to the hounted house in india. it was so scary because there were make zombies in their and they had deadly statues and they had peple that were wearing monster mass.

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  6. The most scariest moment in my life was when i was 3 years old and my big bro locked me in the bathroom and then i saw my own face in the mirrior and i got scared and i was crying my head off and i got sick for the whole month and i was so disturb just because of the moment in my childhood and i would really feel good if any of you guys will share the scariest moment of your life.

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  7. The most scariest moment in my life was when I was 10 years old,I had a traffic accident.
    I remember at the time I riding bicycle with my bother and cousins.We across the street and I behide them,I look around and I didn't see any car.Then I only just go ,then there is a red car approached to me,then we were collision and I was stumble to other side.Then I was taken to hospital by my bother.After that over a short span I scared across street.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall