Life . . . the most fragile thing in the universe. It can end in an instant. It changes every second. You only get one chance with it, and every decision you make effects it in some way. Most of the decisions you make can set your life on a path to happiness or on a path to pain and suffering. We are not even in control of our own lives. Not only do your own decisions affect your life but so does everyone else’s.
Someone makes a decision to drive while intoxicated for example. That same night you decide to take your girlfriend out to dinner. Somehow, the timing is so perfect and that drunk driver pulls out in front of you going 60 mph. This happened to a friend of mine. Luckily, they lived, but this shows how easily your life is affected by others.
The thousands of people in the twin towers made the decision to go to work. Terrorists also made a decision that day causing thousands of deaths. People, who had families, died in an instant because of the decisions of a few people. My uncle worked in the twin towers but decided to call in sick that day. His decision saved his life.
You can’t predict what’s going to happen. Your life can change instantly whether you want it to or not. We are not in control of what happens to us. We are always affected by the decisions of other people.
By S.S., a high school student.