AskReddit is one of my favorite subreddits.
Yesterday there was a thread titled: What event has fucked with your mind the most? and it really contains a lot of sad answers like:
When I was in high school I was over at a friend’s house and we were just hanging out. I went home and he committed suicide a couple of hours later. The thing about it was that he seemed completely normal and happy at the time.
When I was ten we went on our first school trip to a reservoir. One of the kids decided he wanted to swim despite warning signs and the teacher saying no. He vanished ten minutes later.
I’ll never forget how blue his body was when he was finally brought to shore.
Giving CPR to my father just minutes after his heart stopped. He was already gone.
Being locked up in a cell for something I didn’t do. People who’ve never had their rights taken Away or have faced aversion because of who they are have no idea
When I was 21, I met the love of my life. We fell in love and spent four absolutely wonderful years together, then her feelings faded and she broke up with me.
I am 100% sure that I will never meet anyone like her, and I would fight all of ISIS blindfolded armed with a tea spoon if it meant she would take me back. It’s been six years and my feelings for her haven’t diminished in the slightest.
I have loved other women since, but not to the degree that I love her.
I’ve gotten used to it, but it’s somewhat distracting.
Getting choked by an officer, arresting a random bystander, and watching them taze a close friend for nothing more than walking to our cars. Charged with public intoxication, and the irony, that I was 11 months clean and sober
You can read more at the thread here.