Narrative Essay Learning a Lesson in Life

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We are all human, therefore we all make mistakes, but the one thing that comes out of these mistakes, is we usually learn a lesson. Making mistakes is human nature, none of us are exempt. That is even true in writing this paper, I will have to write many drafts without errors, and to meet what I feel is right. It will only be natural for me to make these mistakes. But, just as in making errors on this paper and making the corrections, making mistakes in life and correcting those makes for a better human being. During my nineteen years of life, I have made many mistakes. More than I care to share. But, I have learned many lessons from these mistakes. One hard earned lesson came at the age of sixteen, the age when we all feel we have reached adulthood. From the moment I received my driver’s permit, my parents told me repeatedly, “Be Careful, Drive Slow, Drive Safe!” Not being a safe driver could cost you, your life, or someone else’s live. Primarily you will pay the price for being reckless. The day finally came when I received my license! Oh, happy day! In my eyes, I was an adult. Free, free to hit the road, no parents to drop you off or pick you up. I did comply with the speed limit, as my parents had said Continue...

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Strangers kept coming up asking me questions, question I didn't have answers for or I didn't want to have answers for. One thing I do remember is the two girls in the car with me were gone. To this day I cannot remember getting out of that car. One little thing can result in losing your life or taking someone else's. Believe me I grew up fast after that. The girls with me had crawled out the passenger side doors but my door was jammed shut against the hill side. Crying I kept saying over and over I was sorry but my mother was just glad I was alive. It is amazing how fast you become popular when you have license and others don't. This is one situation that should have been corrected a long time ago at Paintsville High School. Ok, this was it my chance to shine, my chance to say look at me! As I came up behind theira car, music blasting, sunroof open, I could hear the girls shouting "pass them come on pass them. People say that there are no guardian angels, well it was not luck that kept me from being killed.


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