What Has Been The Most Intense Moment Of Your Life?

Can be most pleasurable, scary, painful, sad, happy, etc. Basically a short instance where you felt almost more than human. Or maybe you came inches away from death and survived. I'm pretty basic so for me it would be a huge sports related milestone in college surrounded by a bunch of friends after struggling mentally and physically over the previous year (if you don't count the time Smithers and I went out to a Czechoslovakian brothel after a client meeting). I expect plenty of sex and drugs in this thread. 

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Sep 13, 2021 - 9:47pm

I was in the car with my cousin and he ran over a 10 year old girl while speeding. She ran into the street and he didn't have enough time to stop, we thought she was dead because she didn't move for a few seconds. Luckily she ended up bruised and a bit shocked but was okay. But those few seconds were pretty fucking intense.

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Sep 13, 2021 - 10:02pm

rolling on molly at a kaizo set at a music festival this past summer. 

Sep 13, 2021 - 10:23pm

I was driving up the mountains in Boone, NC and did a 180 in a Volvo 740 Turbo on the edge of a cliff.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 13, 2021 - 10:46pm

Well, we almost died, but the car came to a stop just in time. It was my best friend and I in the car.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 14, 2021 - 1:07am

One time I was down like 30k in a casino when I was younger. I had maxed out all my credit cards and literally had my last 10k on me.

One hour later I paid off all my markers and went to my room with ~100k in chips.

Most intense hour of black jack in my life, was literally an out of body experience.

Sep 14, 2021 - 2:58am

Long story for those that have nothing to do. 

Business trip to my company's HQ in Beijing in the winter of 2018. Worked late and went to a colleague's house party to blow off some steam. Around 12 everybody decideds to go to the club but I am not feeling it so I head to my hotel. Not a single taxi or car around since everyone is in the cool areas, so I take one of those shared bikes you can unlock with your phone. I cycle for about 5 minutes, try to check the map on my phone but realize that I do not have any more data, so I decide to wing it and try to remember the road back to the company (my hotel was near the office). I cycle in the freezing cold for about 20 minutes, probably taking some wrong turns, and somehow I manage to get to a street that I recognize.

At this point I consider taking what I thought could be a shortcut that involved going up the road the wrong way to shave a few minutes off the ETA since my hands were hurting, but I decide not to do so to avoid risking getting lost. So I go on the right side of the road and pedal as fast as I can back to the hotel. About 15 seconds later a Range Rover travelling in the opposite direction hits the curb, flips 45 degrees on its side and slides for about 10 meters on the bike path and the sidewalk, ravaging through a fence and several parked bikes before coming to a stop.

It was exactly parallel to my position, exactly where I should have been had I taken the shortcut. 

For some reason I continued pedalling for about 300 meters before stopping and realizing what happened and how lucky I had been (btw nobody was hurt in the accident - a couple of minutes later the car backed up and left). 

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Sep 14, 2021 - 3:08am

I hate flying with a passion. Now imagine one engine going out 15 minutes into my flight and we had to emergency land. Fucking worst experience of my life. They always say, ye bro it 1/mil chance you gonna drop out of the sky, mf im telling ill be that 1 in a mil 

Sep 14, 2021 - 2:48pm

I had mania in 2002, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Was just non-stop dopamine to the brain. Felt like everything was clicking the right way and that I was on a special mission as I spun deeper and deeper out of control with reality. What a crazy crazy trip. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 15, 2021 - 10:19pm

I think that there have been a lot of intense moments that we can talk about. There are some aspects that have been changed which is interesting. It's really cool since there are changes that we can see. I hope that there are some people who have been talked about and I think that there are changes that are there.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 9:24am

dontbelameitsjustajob

2- When I went to jail for the first time and had to eat a ham sandwich 

Is "ham sandwich" code for a dude's wang or something? Because if having to eat a sandwich was the intense take away from going to jail, I've got to think the whole going to jail thing wasn't that big of a deal.

The horrors of a deli meat sandwich, hahaha.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 12:29pm

This past November, watching the birth of my son was definitely the most intense moment of my life. A couple of hours later, one of my buddies called to tell me my best friend died tragically of heart failure due to a heart disorder he had but did not know about, just an hour before my wife went into labor. Talk about the highest high followed up by the lowest low. Most intense day of my life.

Another intense moment was opening up the piece of paper that told me whether or not I was having a boy or girl. I wanted a boy so badly for my first child and was jacked up when I saw it was a boy. 

Sep 16, 2021 - 2:36pm

NonTarget5

This past November, watching the birth of my son was definitely the most intense moment of my life. A couple of hours later, one of my buddies called to tell me my best friend died tragically of heart failure due to a heart disorder he had but did not know about, just an hour before my wife went into labor. Talk about the highest high followed up by the lowest low. Most intense day of my life.

Another intense moment was opening up the piece of paper that told me whether or not I was having a boy or girl. I wanted a boy so badly for my first child and was jacked up when I saw it was a boy. 

Yeah, watching your first born come out is intense.  The most intense part for me was that the gyno had to use a plunger to get the baby out.  Complicating the issue even more was that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck.  

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Sep 16, 2021 - 2:49pm

Skiing down a mountain in Colorado on 125 mic's of the world's finest acid was a pretty damn intense experience.

Sep 16, 2021 - 4:10pm

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