The Accident

Life had been going so well for me until one day, the unexpected occurred. I was riding on my blue Honda 175XL trail bike, passing through an intersection in the city in which I had the right of way. A car on my right that had stopped at the intersection started to accelerate just as I passed it. I lifted my right leg to avoid the bumper and the impact threw me off the bike and I had somersaulted onto the ground. I quickly picked myself up to discover only a small cut on my last right finger and a damaged bike with a bent right frame. My immediate reaction was to point at the Aussie male driver who had rushed out of his car towards me that it was his fault and I also pointed him to the several witnesses around us of this fact. He made no attempt to avoid responsibility and introduced himself as a solicitor who would have his insurance cover the damages. This he did and I was fully compensated for the damages. What the driver didn't realise was that the accident had a greater effect on my life than the more obvious physical damages. My life from then on was never to be the same again .

The greater impact of the accident was that it caused me to ask a number of "what if and then what?" questions. I began to ponder 'what if' I had been killed in that accident, then everything that I had ever achieved, my certificates, my worldly awards etc. would be of no use. I began to project my life forward with 'what if' thoughts. After my graduation, I will probably be working on my career, and then what? I'll probably find a wife and then what? I'll most likely have children and then what? I suddenly realised that I didn't have an answer to the purpose of life other than doing what is normally expected of a man. Is that what life is all about and isn't there something more? What if I was killed on that day as it seems that if so, everything I had worked so hard to achieve would simply be wasted. What then should I be working for or living for?

1 comment:

Mike Forex Cable said...

I live to please God as much as possible....so if I die nothing will be of a waste....