I heard a great joke recently. An 85 year old man goes to the doctor, concerned about how long he’ll live. The doctor asked him, “Well, do you drink?”
“No, not a sip.”
“Do you play golf or swim out in the sun?”
“No, of course not.”
The list went on with all the normal questions, to which the man replied he stayed on the straight and narrow path.
“Well then,” the doctor finally said, “Then why do you care how long you’ll live?”
Funny jokes like that remind me about the important things like time spent with loved ones, and making fun memories. There’s a few things I think everyone should try at least once, like:
Riding a motorbike. Some people want to drive, others are content riding on back. I love being the passenger so I can watch all the scenery.
Visiting a foreign country and immersing yourself in the culture, the “differentness” and soaking up a different pace of life. (Probably some language and lots of new experiences!)
Getting out on the water in a canoe, kayak or raft. You really feel a part of nature as you glide over the water. There’s something for riding a speed boat, ferry or even bigger boat too. Any kind of boat is a good experience!
Riding a bicycle through the jungle, in the dark, after a few beers. Well, maybe that one isn’t for everyone, but it sure makes you laugh when you reach your hotel and realize the tiger didn’t get you.
I’m sure we could write a book about things to try, so feel free to comment!