A Haunting Memory Essay

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Angelo explains in his essay a situation he experienced during a moment in his life in which he regretted not taking action towards helping a man in need. He later comes to a conclusion, explains, and apologizes to the man for not taking a step to reach out and help him- Hoping that he’ll someday read his apology. I also went through something similar to Paul D’ Angelo’s experience, and I too regret that step I didn’t take to help someone in a moment of need.
Do something that is good when you have the chance. I mean you would think it’s the obvious thing to do, but what if you don’t? Not because you don’t want to, but because you can’t? We often find ourselves in a situation in which we ...view middle of the document...

That’s when they immediately ran away from the scene and sprinted down a narrow road. An ambulance showed up and took the injured girl with them due to the serious injuries she had just received. All while I just stared in shock.
I was scared and didn’t know what to do. I was so nervous and confused that I felt weak from being in shock. I knew what the right thing to do was but I couldn’t do it. The thoughts that were going through my head at that moment were, “ If I help her, will I get hurt like she did? Will her friends show up and help her out? Will she manage to get up and fight? Should I get involved in a problem that has nothing to do with me?” Moments after I witnessed the fight, a friend of mine who also saw what had taken place, asked me if I saw what happen and I told him I did. We both said to each other, “ I would have helped her”, and a bunch of other pathetic excuses to help us feel better about not doing the right thing in the first place, but I regret not taking action.
I regret not doing the right thing, which was to step in, and do my best to stop the assault. I know I could have prevented an ambulance ride as much as any one else around could have instead of just watching. I felt like crap as it took place and felt even worse after realizing I should have at least called someone for help. I know her parent’s probably wondered why didn’t anyone do anything, or why was she beaten in the first place.
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