Thursday, October 24, 2013

What's Life Without Adventure?

[Sorry for the long hiatus.  I'm not sure if I'll be posting regularly, but I have a few posts in mind for over the next few weeks.]

Life is a complex subject, though people have tried to tackle it many, many times over the years.  Most try to simplify it.  "Life is like a box of chocolates."  Others try to systematize it.  "Have a successful life in 12 easy steps!"  I've tried a combination of describing my past or planning for my future.

I think we can all agree that no one has all the answers, if only because everyone's life is different. My life is not your life.  It can't be.  My DNA is not your DNA.  My childhood is not your childhood.

As always, I've been fairly introspective lately.  I don't know if it's my new role at work, my new apartment, or my new friends.  Many new questions have been popping up.  What's life without adventure?  What's life without risk?  What's life without someone to share it with?

But before I go on, watch this two minute video.

I try not to ask for much, but the video is worth watching. Did you watch it, yet?  Good. 

Who would you say that you were most like in the video?  The woman living her life?  The iPhone zombies?  Somewhere in between?  I'm guessing you'll say that you fit in that last one. 

I'm not trying to pick on the iPhone, or the iPhone generation, but people need to go out and live life.  Have an adventure.  Do something different.  Go somewhere different.  Meet someone new.  See a play, visit the beach, buy a homeless guy lunch, walk through a park and greet those you pass, give someone you care about a hug...  The list goes on. 

Go live your life.

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