Have you Climbed a Mountain then Turned Around?

Sometimes I think life is pretty dull. I wonder, what have I done with my life that is worth passing on?

This led me to post 10 things I have done in my life that I can from experience say, you should definitely try.

  1. Swim in the ocean and float above the waves while you are fasting.

  2. Kayak through a storm drain filled with spiders.

  3. Experience unrestrained joy after being near a real glacier at  the top of the world.

  4. Stand at the edge of a violent thunderstorm.

  5. Do a triple flip off the high dive.

  6. Go behind the scenes of an animal testing lab.

  7. Run the length of a football field in 20 seconds and back in 30, 17 times in a row.

  8. Watch through the binoculars as baby owls bust out of their nest, and sit on the bare branch for the first time.

  9. Take the polar plunge into an icy lake in February.

  10. Take driver’s ed alongside a future Olympic gold medalist, and later see his downfall on the news, in the form of him drunkenly beating a taxi driver, 12 years later.

(11. Did I mention, sing (horribly) Killing Me Softly alone in a karaoke trailer at the state fair?)

This list was pretty easy for me to come up with, and I bet you could do the same. Just think of out of the ordinary things that you have done and add your experiences to the list.


Scene transcript: The Dead Poet’s Society (1989)

John Keating: They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

3 thoughts on “Have you Climbed a Mountain then Turned Around?

  1. 1. stand up paddleboard around a lake in the complete dark…
    2. be apart of a birth where the mother gets ZERO drugs.
    3. commit to a custume and live it out completely for 1 day. (dog the bounty hunter)
    4. crack your front tooth trying to open a beer bottle, knowing u don’t have dental insurance.
    5. excavate airplane crap from multiple planes trying to survive another day in the crazy world.

  2. 1. Dress up as Alice Cooper and dance in front of an audience of 100 watching Wayne’s World in front of the big screen
    2. Dig up a stump and build a garden in it’s place
    3. Drive through the back roads of an Indian Reservation
    4. Run your own radio program and slam the FCC
    5. Never believe what the government tells you!
    6. Live the dream

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