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Do you appreciate life when someone dies that’s few years younger or older than you are

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2 years ago
I lost a lot of friends young (like a lot)
Iv had 3 close friends die before 22 one was an ex boyfriend who was still my best friend and he would have never been where he was when he died if I’d have listened to my gut.
Iv watched 5 people die of cancer (been there when they take their last breath)
And known 3 kids close to me who’ve had cancer and 2 of my friends have lost their children (7 month old and a 3 year old)
2 months ago I pulled a body out of the ocean.
And iv seen 2 other bodies wash up in a creek.

When I was 25 I watched a car crash in front of my car so I was first on the scene and there was 2 children in the car. Mum died instantly, dad was breathing but his arm was decapitated and he was gushing blood. He died on the side of the road, myself and another man pulled the kids out of the car the baby was fine but the little boy was in a bad way, I was soothing the babe while he was organising the little boy and checking him over, he ended up making a full recovery.

And the last thing was I did cpr on a 4 yo who drowned at the creek and resuscitated her. She was blue when I got to her.

For me iv always appreciated it but every time something like this happens or even I hear of it on my news I’m so grateful my kids are safe and healthy in their bed another night.
I know how lucky that is and how it can change in a second.

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2 years ago
That is an unusual amount of bad luck. I suggest a lottery ticket.

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2 years ago
You will when it's someone close to you. I happened to me. I never did before either. Everyone gets the mortally check eventually.

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2 years ago
I’ve had people close to me die. It didn’t give me a ‘mortality check’. Not everyone needs that kind tragedy to start appreciating life.

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2 years ago
Do you boo

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2 years ago
Not so much appreciate life or hug others closer, but kick me in the butt to go & live MY life now rather than just working to save money/buy/pay off house/buy new shoes etc.
It was a colleague, not a close relationship, but it was a shock & huge reality check my very young mind needed. I learnt tomorrow isn't guaranteed so enjoy yourself now.

I don't really think too much if it's not someone I know, though. It's everywhere these days so I think we're all desensitised.


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2 years ago
I cringe when I hear people say hug you loved ones closer tonight when someone dies tragically. No, it doesn’t make me take stock of my life. Especially when it is someone I have never heard of like this insta influencer. I think that is really sad and tragic, and I’m sorry it happened and then I continue to live my life as I’ve always done.

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2 years ago
I'm pretty much the same, think 'oh that's sad' then carry on. I've never had a friend or family member around my age die, that may affect me more.

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2 years ago
I think I spend adequate time with my loved ones now, we're reasonably close. It doesn't make me go crazy and spend extra time with everyone or appreciate everything more though. It's tragic but life sometimes is

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2 years ago
Social media personality Emily Hartridge has died after reportedly colliding with a truck while riding an electric scooter in London.

Key points:

Emily Hartridge, 35, is reported to have sustained serious injuries in the collision before dying at the scene
Hartridge had 343,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel and was also a presenter on British television
It is illegal to ride an electric scooter on public roads in the UK


I am 35
I am not slender or rich