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What is the most profound, life changing occurrence you've experienced?
Posted 4/5/16
Is there a moment in you life that single-handedly altered the course of your life? Was this experience a positive or negative one, & has it continued to influence your life to this very day? I know, it's a pretty deep question...
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Falling in love with my best friend

Still married 20 years later. Still best friends.
Posted 4/5/16
the day i pushed myself out of my mothers legs.

jk i punched my way out of her stomach alien style
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Dariamus wrote:

Falling in love with my best friend

Still married 20 years later. Still best friends.


That may be the sweetest thing I've ever read on this perverse, alienating message board. Kudos to you, I'm so happy (and a bit envious) that you found such unwavering love in this harsh world. Double high five!


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the day i pushed myself out of my mothers legs.

jk i punched my way out of her stomach alien style


And how does she feel about this? Have you reconciled? Are you yourself an alien? Was she your mother or simply just your incubator?

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Joining my high school choir. I was extremely shy/reclusive in high school (ok, I still am, but not as bad), and really didn't know anyone. After joining choir, I was able to interact with a lot more people. Plus, it was a double bonus, because choir at my school was kind of a unifying force: half the football team was in choir, along with several cheerleaders, in addition to your typical arts kids, and the people like me who just liked music. Quite honestly, my best experiences and memories from high school all revolved around choir.
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Nothing yet. My life is completely mundane.
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I had a terrible life then one day I ran out of church and kept running in the blazing heat wearing black dress clothing until I was alone I suddenly realized all at once I wasn't the one in control of my life and snapped I luaghed hysterically for what seemed like hours at the cruel reality of what was my current existence then started formulating plans and now even though every day is an up hill battle I press on knowing at least now i'm free.

I haven't stepped foot in a church since neither god nor his sheep could or would help me anyway...
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foraslan wrote:

Joining my high school choir. I was extremely shy/reclusive in high school (ok, I still am, but not as bad), and really didn't know anyone. After joining choir, I was able to interact with a lot more people. Plus, it was a double bonus, because choir at my school was kind of a unifying force: half the football team was in choir, along with several cheerleaders, in addition to your typical arts kids, and the people like me who just liked music. Quite honestly, my best experiences and memories from high school all revolved around choir.


That's beautiful, & I can totally relate. I was in Jazz I & AP Music Theory at my high school, I played guitar in the top jazz band & it introduced me to a whole new crowd of people. Most of the people were in Marching Band. Many people seem to get the false impression that those in Marching Band are "band nerds", but they were respected people, & I was treated like a God for my guitar skills. I relate in the way that my most fond memories revolve around jazz band. Cheers


Daisuki-Suki wrote:

Nothing yet. My life is completely mundane.


Aww, c'mon, you must have had at least one event in your life that left an impact like a crater. You are you, there's no doubt about that. But certain events craft you, as if your heart, mind & soul are a clay ball. Certainly something helped give you form to be the person you are. It may be a series of events. Trust me, no life is completely mundane.


52infinity wrote:

I had a terrible life then one day I ran out of church and kept running in the blazing heat wearing black dress clothing until I was alone I suddenly realized all at once I wasn't the one in control of my life and snapped I luaghed hysterically for what seemed like hours at the cruel reality of what was my current existence then started formulating plans and now even though every day is an up hill battle I press on knowing at least now i'm free.

I haven't stepped foot in a church since neither god nor his sheep could or would help me anyway...


Stay away from churches. I don't know your situation entirely, but stay away from any sanctuary of the three Abrahamic religions. I would rather forfeit my sanity to my own damaged brain than agree to be a slave ruled by cruel, outdated doctrines. Stay free, friend.

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Having my first full blown panic attack when I was 16~ ish

after that I proceeded to meditation, where it cleared most of my panic.

none of that new age crap though



when I mention meditation, new age peeps come out with their, "I've been to other dimensions with drugs."
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I'd have to say it was 4 years back when my friend invited me on a trip to our capital to go to something called an "Anime Convention". He ran a society in his college and they had extra spaces since people dropped out. I had never watched the stuff before but i couldn't pass up a free trip so i went along. The con itself was pretty amazing for me but more so was the first night there. 20+ people crammed into a tiny hotel room watched both Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann films back to back on the wall with a tiny projector. The visuals and story-telling blew me away and spoke to me on a level i had never felt before.

I'd spent 3 years previous hopping between courses trying to find something i had any passion for and then this finally got me. Next year i dropped my soul-draining graphic design course and started animation. Now i'm living in a new city studying something i love and i've never felt better about my future. Even as i type i am making the animatic for our latest short! Also now I've surpassed pretty much all my friends in anime cred
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I'd have to say it was 4 years back when my friend invited me on a trip to our capital to go to something called an "Anime Convention". He ran a society in his college and they had extra spaces since people dropped out. I had never watched the stuff before but i couldn't pass up a free trip so i went along. The con itself was pretty amazing for me but more so was the first night there. 20+ people crammed into a tiny hotel room watched both Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann films back to back on the wall with a tiny projector. The visuals and story-telling blew me away and spoke to me on a level i had never felt before.

I'd spent 3 years previous hopping between courses trying to find something i had any passion for and then this finally got me. Next year i dropped my soul-draining graphic design course and started animation. Now i'm living in a new city studying something i love and i've never felt better about my future. Even as i type i am making the animatic for our latest short! Also now I've surpassed pretty much all my friends in anime cred :P


Beautiful! I'm so happy you found your passion. Well, not only discovered your passion, but were able to apply it to real life. And by the way, Gurren Lagann is fucking amazing. The second half of the season transforms it to nearly Neon Genesis Evangelion level sci-fi beauty.


pandrasb wrote:

Having my first full blown panic attack when I was 16~ ish

after that I proceeded to meditation, where it cleared most of my panic.

none of that new age crap though



when I mention meditation, new age peeps come out with their, "I've been to other dimensions with drugs."


When I was 19, I had a crippling panic attack at work, & I was working in a fast paced factory. I literally thought I was dying, having a heart attack. I was rushed out & brought to the hospital & had an EKG & it showed everything was aye okay with my heart. The doctor put me on Ativan, but I took it only in the most extreme cases. One time I had a panic attack while driving down the highway & nearly crashed into another car. I pulled over to the median & waited til I felt I could drive again. Panic attacks are no joke. I'm glad you found a way to control you panic invasions.

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Daisuki-Suki wrote:

Nothing yet. My life is completely mundane.


Would you at least share the most exciting thing you've experienced? I'm sure your life is more colorful than you think.
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Realizing i have a phobia of death and choosing to spend my life to try to ease that.

or

Realizing the world is worthless and pointless and that i hate it


either or...
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Posted 4/5/16
Biggest life changing moment? Probably when I found out I had cancer. Had been planning on buying a house, but a few months later, even with insurance my downpayment nest egg disappeared thanks to medical bills.

Now, over a decade after that first diagnosis, I do have a house, and I'm active with cancer fundraising and talking with folks going through cancer or who have family members or friends dealing with it. Downsides, my immune system is still not the best, my guts now include a fleet of titanium staples holding things in place, places I ask still don't want me to donate blood, etc.

Not sure if that can be described as positive. I think it's good in general, hopefully helps other people, but not strictly good for me personally.
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Biggest life changing moment? Probably when I found out I had cancer. Had been planning on buying a house, but a few months later, even with insurance my downpayment nest egg disappeared thanks to medical bills.

Now, over a decade after that first diagnosis, I do have a house, and I'm active with cancer fundraising and talking with folks going through cancer or who have family members or friends dealing with it. Downsides, my immune system is still not the best, my guts now include a fleet of titanium staples holding things in place, places I ask still don't want me to donate blood, etc.

Not sure if that can be described as positive. I think it's good in general, hopefully helps other people, but not strictly good for me personally.


You, sir, are a hero. I don't know what else to say. You deserve a Purple Heart medal. I've had family members both die & survive cancer, & I've done nothing but repeat cliché words of comfort that as mine as well come from a vending machine. Your strength & bravery are very admirable, & the fact that you take time out of your day to help others who were in your position makes you a real A+ guy. You're awesome, never change.
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