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Well rescently most of my friends have reached there life hitter. (When you change how you act and put more important things befor fun things). So just wanted to see some other peoples life hitters.Ever since then I have had bigger and better things to do than playing.:w00t:My big life hitter happend my freshman year in highschool. (This year.) I had an F in english in the first midterm. The percentage was 52.58. I then realized that I had to work much harder on my homework and turn it in. Now since that is done I am getting anything that is a C or higher. (After all I'm not very good at english.)
What was you life hitter?
My life hitter occured at the end of last year (my first year) when, having completely messed around and played world of warcraft for most of the previous year, I was suddenly overwhelmed with panic as I realised I had to sit my end of year exams. Anyway.. there's no motivator like panic so I worked like crazy. At one point I worked nonstop for 48 hours.
It was good though.. I virtually learned basic Japanese in 3 weeks. However, the experience was so unpleasant I don't ever want to repeat it again, and it's kept me working ever since. Hopefully, that will continue..
Much the same. 2nd term this year, I bummed around watching Anime. My scores went down, and I was unhappy. I thought, well Alex, do something! So that an a wide variety of Anime and Music keeps me working as long as I have too.
When I dropped out of High School and started working instead. I was so fed up with school and felt it was time for a change... and it was a change for the better. I got money and could general sort my life out. Basicly, I learned how to keep things on track and still have fun.
Now I am in my first year of univeristy and lifeÂ´s good. :yes:
""What's the matter? Don't ya like clowns? Don't we make ya laugh?" - Captain Spaulding.
I thought I has several .. 'life hitters' at school, university, the world of work.. but each time, the scars and pain fade away. And i end up learning my lessons again.
The human has an almost scary potential for self repair, psychologically and sometimes physically. Yet, under the right circumstances it can break like a size 0 supermodel in a strong wind...
I notice that a lot of the posters who have posted so far have been quite young. It would be interesting to see what some of the more older members have to add to this.
Would have to be when I was in East Timor in 2000, seeing a country that had been destroyed, yet they were a people that were so friendly and pleasant. Yeah changes your perspective on things.
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Mine happened recently, just about a year ago. My daughter had been born about three, maybe four months earlier, and so far things were going well. I had a decent job, a loving wife, and a beautiful baby girl that was very well tempered, and without any abnormalities.
What more could a guy ask for?
So one morning I work up, and thought about what I wanted to do that day. It was still early, and I had the bed to myself. Things were peaceful and quiet, and it was all in all a very nice morning. Many ideas went through my head of all the great things I could do that day, since I didn't have to go to work.
Then my daughter squawked from her crib in her room, and I realized that I couldn't do anything else that day. Visiting my friends was out of the question. Going to a GW shop and getting some games in wasn't an option. Just doing some general shopping at the mall really wasn't attractive either, since I'd be distracted the entire time.
That was about the time it hit me that my life had changed dramatically. No longer was I able just live my life day by day, but instead now had responsibilities that required my attention. I laid in bed, thinking about my life and where it was headed. At the time, I was working Friday, Saturday, Sunday at a dead end job, and relegated to the house with my daughter on Monday through Thursday. I hadn't had a proper day to myself in the past few months, and couldn't see when I would again, due to lack of time off since I used it all during the pregnancy.
Right about that time I also realized that, while I liked my job, I didn't want to do it for the rest of my life. It's bloody boring, and the pay is less than average for my position. But the environment is great, and I was still learning quite a bit from them, so my job was still a good place to be. Even with that though, I didn't have anything to strive for. I didn't want to work in the IT field all my life, as I consider that to be boring and uninteresting. I'm good at it - but I dislike doing it. A career should be something you feel good about investing your energy into. My job was just the opposite - it was simply a job that I went to so I could pay bills.
Right about that point I became quite depressed. Lesson be learned to everyone - everyone needs at least one day a week to themselves for sanity purposes. I was spoiled and used to having four a week, and suddenly having none really impacted me hard. That was the morning that I realized that I was no longer a free and easy bachelor that could do whatever he wished. I was a working family man, and for better or for worse, that was my lot in life.
To this day, nothing has really changed. I still work at the same job, though the pay has improved. I still have no days off to myself during the week, but the wife is good about giving me a few evenings a week so I can get out and about. The biggest change was when I told my wife that within five years, I would have my own Game Store. It may not make a whole lot of money, or even profitable to begin with, but it'd be something that made me happy, and something I could take pride in doing. Most of all, it gives me something to look forwards to, and something that I can say to myself - "All this I'm doing now is so I can do this later."
I love my daughter, and look forwards to the many things she gets to experience in her life, such as graduating High School, getting married, etc. But you can't live vicariously through your children; you have to live for yourself as well.
Sheesh. This sounds like something better suited for a blog.
I have an other one.
Laying in my bed just thinking of my parents and family. When I realize everyone dies in their life time. You never think that it could happen to your family but it will. So I told myself that I would have to spend as much time with them as I wanted instead of staying away.
Here is a book that will show some examples of life hitters. "Black Boy" Author Richard Wright.
So one person's family grievance could be of equal loss to another person's loss of their favourite pencil etc. I don't mean to belittle anyone at all.
All I'm thinking is that.. at our age.. isn't there a high chance of having more of these 'life hitters' later on in life also?
I'm certainly not geriatric or anything, but I do think I qualify as one of the older members here.
Most of my 'hitters' are major downers that I would prefer not to discuss. However, there is one that struck me a few years ago and left a lasting effect on me:
I had been at my current job now for two years, and I realized that, in all the moving around that my job necessitates, I had not set foot on German soil in that entire time. I realized that my job more or less required me to leave my friends and live as a person who is basically a drifter, albeit a well-paid drifter.
I took a tally of all the things I thought I needed to survive and how many of those things things I was doing fine without. I came to appreciate how resilient a person really can be and how little a person needs to make it.
Additionally, because I spent all this time in other countries, some of them third-world countries or war-zones, I appreciated how there are more or less no differences between people. People are people, and the only real goal that any of them have is for their families and them not to suffer.
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