Good things and bad things happen to all of us in our lifetime. Though we always try to see things as good or bad, there is almost always a gray area. The rollercoaster between happy, sad, pleasant, and terrible moments in our lives is what helps us grow and mature as human beings. However, there is always something that marks us for life, something that impacts us in such a way that it may influence the path we take in our lives afterward. What has been the worst thing that has happened to you in your life? Why do you believe that it is the worst thing that has happened to you?

Feel free to write your experiences the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.

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What is the worst thing that has happened to you in your life? Why do you consider it to be the worst?
What was your life like before experiencing this event? What was it like afterwards?
If you could turn back time, what would you do to prevent that event from happening again?
Why do you think your experience was worse than that of other people?
Why do you think that you are the only person who has experienced something of this nature?
Do you believe that your optimistic or pessimistic attitude affects the way you see things?
What do you believe could be worse than what happened to you?
What do you regret now?
Do you believe in the saying, “things happen for a reason?” Why or why not?
What did you learn from this terrible experience?
What would you recommend to other people so that they may avoid a similar experience?
I want to tell my story my way.

 
 

Your story or anecdote will be published under a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country in parentheses. Example: Sarah Keller (age 47, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). It is your choice to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct us otherwise in writing. See Participation Requirements for more information.

100 Plus TRUE STORIES: The Worst That's Happened to Me is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.

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