If you think diving into the shallow end of the pool is hard, try dying there. It’s much worse. I haven’t experienced it. But I’ve stood and watched others die. I was so scared to dive in because, I thought I would hit my head and knock myself unconscious. I feel horrible often. If I had just eased myself down the steps into the water, I would have learned I needed no floaters. I could have stood up in those shallow waters. I could have reached out and pulled those to safety I watched drown in shallow pool, when they had no idea all they had to do was stand up. I feel so horrible. But I can be a better lifeguard. I can safely guide those, who want to dive into life, towards the deep end. It’s not as dangerous as it seems.