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January 19, 2012 12:32 PM Subscribe
what "life adventures" are easier to achieve than people would think? What are the practical steps one must follow to experience "awesome stuff"?
posted by Tarumba to society & culture (32 answers total) 154 users marked this as a favorite
There are some things I have accomplished in my life that people are very impressed by, but that weren't nearly as hard as they think.
I tend to not take initiative on things unless they are familiar to me, and I would like to lose the fear of the unknown by hearing from people who have done cool stuff (in academics, travel, adventure, business, etc.) For example, I am particularly fearful of continuing my education in the US, definitely because I know nothing about how academia works here. I wonder what other things I could try that aren’t as bad as I imagine.
I have found myself explaining unbelieving people how easy these things were...
- Wrote an essay on free trade and traditional agriculture and scored a free trip to Japan.
- Got sent to London for a couple of months by scoring A on the FCE exam, this I achieved thanks to all the English vocabulary I acquired by reading Harry Potter
- Survived 8 months in the Amazon, had a bug lay eggs under my skin, and removed the eggs with a knife and scotch tape. (the bug thing was not intentional or cool, but it’s an awesome story and it wasn’t nearly as painful or traumatizing as people think)
- Lost 30 pounds (this wasn't easy, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be)
My purpose with this question is double:
- I would like to demystify the unknown
- I would like to hear ideas of cool things I could do all along , when I thought I had to be wonder woman/have an IQ of 300 to do. Any input, from snowboarding to getting into grad school will be appreciated.