Highway Regret | 04.25.19

It will haunt you always, all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘should haves’, knowing that you could have helped yet still chose to walk away.

You were driving on your way back and suddenly; it felt like you were inside a dream. Everything was in slow motion. You saw all the little details of what was happening right in front of you – brake lights, skidding of the car, the collision, cars breaking into pieces… a man trying to get out of their car, the stranger that didn’t second guess and run to help and all those other cars passing by. Your world stood still, and the sound of a car horn woke you up from the trance you were in.

You thought once, twice, thrice, heck, even more. You thought of what you should do. Should you stop? Should you call for help? What’s the right thing to do? Continuous honking of cars while they pass you by. If you could only stop thinking and just get off the car. In the end, you only did what is convenient for you, just like the others, you only continued driving.

It will haunt you always, all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘should haves’, knowing that you could have helped yet still chose to walk away. It will haunt you as you wonder if everyone’s okay if someone did call for help.

All that talk of dreams if helping other people… they’re all just that – all talk without action. And in choosing not to help, you realized that you are a coward. You’re a coward and you’re selfish. You only help others if you’ll gain something from it.

You can’t undo anything. You can’t go back and change what happened. You can’t turn your car around now. But I hope you learn from it. You’ll regret not doing anything this time but if something arises again and help is needed, please don’t do the same thing, don’t be that someone again. Don’t hesitate anymore. Choose to be the person that you wanted to be and take action.


I can only pray for them now, please be okay.
And I’m sorry that I didn’t help.