In an age where gore, death, and pain has been severely desensitized, we tend to forget just how terrifying near-death situations can be. Whether it be an accident, stupid mistake, or the actions of an other, if you are comfortable sharing these adrenaline-fueled experiences please do so below. I am very interested in learning of how you handled yourself in these situations. The closest I’ve ever been to death was one local holiday a number of years ago. The “holiday”, if you can even call it that, was created to promote local revenue for the bars in the town that tended to be empty in the winter. I myslef abstain from alcohol but my friends at the time didn’t. They got into an altercation with a man (At least 15 years older than me at he time) and right away I knew something was off. He grabbed my friends hand and started crushing it with his own, and well...I froze. Two of my other close friends jumped on the man and started wailing on him but he was double their size and fended himself easily. Someone called my name and I snapped back to reality and that’s when I saw he pulled a pocket knife out of his pocket. My two braver friends were both on the ground by now and my feet just started sprinting. Before I knew it I had lunged for the assailant and wrapped around him; we both crashed through a white picket fence and he started vomiting. Adults broke it up and we ran away before the authorities showed up. It wasn’t until after that I realized I could have died, the knife being so close to my heart, and I had a panic attack. Even now, the details of that day haven’t faded from my mind, and I was just curious if you’ve been in that situation before.