Written while Drunk on Thoughts

20 May 2013

50 things to do to live a full life, if you don't have a list, here's a guide for you

After reading this article on Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2320201/Lose-stone-perform-stage-stay-night-drinking-night-stand-50-things-live-life-full.html), I figure its fun to write about what would make me think that I live my life to the fullest.

Here's the list of 50 things that people think you had to complete to "live life to the fullest". I personally think that although the list could be a "guide", living life to the fullest is a state of mind, not how many things you could strike off in your "list". Agree?

That being said, you still need a guide, just like a country still need a government no matter how poor a job we seem to think the government did. I think that the list is not as difficult to achieve if you put your mind to it, for example 70% of us have a driving license and almost 90% of my peers have a degree, its not THAT difficult, see what I mean. But somehow not everything is as easy as putting your mind into it, the depth of human heart is just unimaginable. And of course, there had to be some tweaks because not everyone share the same sentiment in life.

1. Stop worrying about money 
2. Stop worrying about what other people think 
3. Take two holidays a year 
4. Enjoy little comforts in life 
5. Experience different cultures 
6. Work to live rather than live to work 
7. Pay off all debts
8. Be true to yourself
9. Concentrate on what you have instead of what you don't have (current goal)
10.Use money on experiences rather than saving for a rainy day
11. Make time for family and friends
12. Try all types of food
13. Find true love
14. Travel to at least 25 different foreign countries
15. Go outside more
16. Learn a new language
17. Be well thought of by family and friends
18. Help a member of your family out when they really need it
19. Lose a stone in weight
20. Treat each day like it's your last
21. Visit all of Britain's historical landmarks
22. Book an impulsive last minute holiday
23. Volunteer for a good cause
24. Take up a challenge
25. Go on safari
26. Blow a load of money in one shopping trip, just because you can
27. Learn a new instrument
28. Be married for longer than 20 years
29. Have enough money left for the grandchildren to enjoy
30. Start a family
31. Earn more than your age
32. Have a pet
33. Drive a really fast car
34. Travel alone
35. Be able to keep the kids on the straight and narrow
36. Meet strangers
37. Move away from home to an unfamiliar place
38. Have a one night stand
39. Pass your driving test
40. Get a degree
41. Rescue someone so that you're a hero for a little while
42. Date someone exciting but completely wrong for you
43. Get a promotion
44. Reach the desired career peak by age 40
45. Have an all-night drinking session
46. Perform something on stage in front of others & be a star in a music video with songs played in the background like in the movies. (who wouldn't want that right, having a soundtrack of your life)
47. Snog a stranger
48. Plan a surprise party
49. Embark on adrenaline packed activities such as sky diving or bungee jumping
50. Spend time with children even if they aren't yours

I must say that I had gradually crossed off a few from the list, but 2012 and 2013 had been a good so far, I crossed off more than one from the list in the span of less than 6 months time. I must say I am really proud of myself. A lot of things in the list, I don't think its for me, like no. 41 - I don't think I am that heroic and perhaps no. 48 because I sucked at surprises. But other than that, I either don't have a kid or I don't have a job to start fulfilling on that yet. I really wanted to be able to do no. 46 because I never am comfortable standing or talking let alone performing in front of others, but I think if I can, it would feel pretty awesome.

But right about now, if I were to be able to wear a sundress and a straw trilby, basking myself in the sun surrounded by pretty daisies while puffing a cigar, drinking coffee (substitute it with alcohol and Eugene would be so proud of me). I think I might have live life to the fullest.

So, do you agree with me that "LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST" is a state of mind? If not, do have a list? how would yours look like?

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