There is an attitude that many people have, or perhaps it's a stage we go through, where we feel like "it will never happen to me," or we think that we are the only person who feels like we do or has had this experience.
What I've usually been told about this attitude is that it is a teenage phase, that it is how teenagers think, it is why they do risky things even when they know the possible consequences, because they think that it will never happen to them.
I find myself, at 25, still in that phase more often than not. I still do things because I think that it will never happen to me. I'm still surprised when I find out that someone else felt the same thing or had the same experience as I did. And I still sit and wonder if I am the only person who feels like what I am feeling.
And as it all goes, I am wondering lately...is this really mostly limited to teenagers? I have been wondering, and perhaps ironically so, am I the only one who still feels like this?
I think I'll leave other thoughts I was thinking about posting for a later date.