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What a screwed up day... an instructor I knew died... ppl don't drink and ride/drive!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by OldSalt, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. OldSalt

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    I found out this morning when I went to class that my instructor had died 2 days ago in a motorcycle accident - at 2 in the morning - and that speed and alcohol appeared to be the cause. This was the 4th class that I've had with him in the last 2 years and I have to say that he was really good at what he taught. (and no, I'm not just saying that because he's dead).

    It just sucks because people who are foolish with their lives have no idea the effect they have on the people that are left behind - and I'm just one of his students. What's his family going through???

    People, there are two lessons to be learned here:

    1) don't drink and drive/ride. It's bad enough that you end up dead on the side of the road - think of your family.

    2) Live your life like it could end tomorrow - because you never know when it could. Any of us could be hit by a truck next week. Don't live in fear of that, but make your days count for something.

    RIP Mr. S... you WILL be missed... At least by me.
     
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    That really sucks OldSalt. Sorry you had to go through that Amigo. His poor fam! <3
     
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    Very sad, my prayers go to this family as well as those who were affected. Let his life be his story not the way he died. GB, if you need anything OS just ask i am on skype.
     
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    That sucks man. I had a friend that drunk and drove, ran a stop sign and killed a dad and his little boy. Now their family is crushed and my buddy is in jail for a long time which he should be cuz the idiot had 3 previous DUI's.
     
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    May his soul rest in peace!
     
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    may his soul rest in peace
     
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    Let those you love & care about *know* it.Not yesterday,not next week,next month or next year ~~> Today!! You never know when their "one day soon" or yours for that matter will be over. Rest in Peace Professor S.

    OldSalt knew him well & will miss him both as a professor and friend. Professor S was only 48. As I was telling OldSalt this morning before we had our morning coffee, I have always -since I was a little kid - picked up on what a lot of people are going through (happiness,sadness, ticked-off'edness etc) & felt it as strongly. Sometimes this has felt like a blessing.At other times a curse. I told OldSalt yesterday afternoon I had an extremely strongly feeling that Professor S was trying to - as our Elders used to say - "Drowning his sorrows" & that he didn't make friends easily at all because he had lost a lot in his life..not wanting to lose anyone else.

    May Professor S's soul,mind & spirit truly be at Peace never hurting emotionally or physically ever again. 48 was way too young to go. It may seem "old" to a ton of people..I am going on 41 now. Yesterday it seemed I was just 18...

    Just remember y'all - even when: it is hard to, you don't believe in yourself, someone else you want to believe in you doesn't, you are struggling with something & so on - You ***matter*** to someone out there. Please remember to matter to your own self too.

    NEGU (Never Ever Give Up)
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    It's the way the world works OldSalt.

    Tomorrow you and me will die

    The only question is how and when
     
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    Condolences to you and his beloved family. May he rest in peace.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that OldSalt. God takes good souls to heaven much sooner than ordinary. May his soul rest in peace.

    I too had an accident before 5 yrs when I drove while drunk and hit a roadblock straight at 60Mph. God only knows what happened and how I survived.

    My kind request to fellow BlackHatters. You got only one life. Live it to its full extent. Please don't Drink and Drive.
     
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    I, along with OldSalt, are thankful that you survived that SmartMan. May others learn from both your experiences & your wisdom to never drink and drive ~~
     
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    Sad to hear that mate.
    RIP...

    And yeah driving while intoxicated is nothing to boast about... value your life people.
     
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    Hope he is in better place now.
     
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    Wow... and today we found out that my Wife (TexanTigress)'s ex's current wife (who's been her friend for a long time) - her grandmother passed just 2 weeks ago (everyone saw that coming) and just two days ago her mom died from what looks like a heart attack. (we just found out today because she was too upset to tell anyone outside of her immediate family).

    If the last sentence didn't make sense to you, just understand that a good friend of my wife lost her Mom just a week after losing her Grandmother. Prayers and positive wishes for those involved would be appreciated.
     
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    Ex-girlfriend died on a motorcycle with some dude. They were both drugged.

    I'll never understand people who disrespect the fact that operating a vehicle is not the same as getting in a carriage. We don't drive down the highways, we're flying. Never in recorded history have people had to deal with the vehicles we have now...So it's time to see the reality of cars and motorcycles as being anything but casual.

    Nothing could be worse for road-safety than those cars with god-damn sensors that automatically do something when you're messing up. It will lead to complacency and more accidents.

    People need to realize every time they get in or on a vehicle might be the last time they do. It isn't morbid, it's reality (as OldSalt, others here, and I have seen).
     
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    The value of a mans life is measured in how many people he touches along the way-

    Oh, man I wanted a moto Ducati 998? I guess leaning towards the sailor boat.......,
     
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    Oh wow. I don't know how this thread slipped past me. Sorry to here that Matt. God bless his family, and my prayers are with them and with you. I'm here when you need me
     
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    Be resilient and expansive in these times of transitions. Sunlight surrounds you and your wife.
     
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    man that sucks...I bet his family is in a tough place. Drinking and driving is so selflish...may he rest in peace.
     
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