8 am and I am rushing out of my house when suddenly I hear indistinct voices
A child is crying because his father has just been killed
A car hit him while he was walking his dog
The dog who protected his house from being burglarized..
I keep walking and get into my car, things like these happens all the time..
While driving to work, I see a person reading a book while driving..
While he is reading his book he runs a red light and kills a pedestrian
And while the pedestrian is laying down dead, paramedics arrive at the scene.
And so I realize that the pedestrian is me…And it all could have been avoided
If I had only cared when I heard indistinct voices….from a child who was crying..
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