There are very few times when life is more dramatic than when something goes horribly wrong. The terrible incident will be clearly remembered for many years. Unlike a happy event, these memories will not fade easily. Years later they will still have the power to frighten a person as much as they did at the time the event happened. It might be asked why frightening events stay with a person longer and clearer than happy events. Happy events can bring on strong emotions, but they are not quite as strong as frightening events. Being frightened or terrified goes deep into a person's brain and heads straight for the emotional center. There is no rhyme or reason and it triggers primal fears. That is why it will be remembered for a very long time.