What’s the greatest “point of divergence” in your life, a point where you made a choice, and you still kinda wonder what would have happened had you made the other one?
— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) July 16, 2018
Joining the army. A few months after I joined, a few former friends of mine fired a gun into what they thought was an empty car. It wasn’t empty and they severely injured a woman. They were caught, and went to jail for quite a long time.
If I hadn’t joined up there’s a chance I would’ve been in the car with them. I would’ve tried to stop them (I know myself pretty well), but not sure I would’ve been able to or even realized what they were going to do in time.
That’s not the only way I was likely to end up in jail or dead in North Florida, but that one was immediate and obvious. So glad I did not stay there.