Life is short. Life is precious. And we really never know when our time is up. That’s why it’s important to get the most out of life while you can.
Of course, we’re all unique and we value different things, but it’s important to hear what others think we should be doing during our lives because some of their ideas might just rub off on us…
Let’s see how AskReddit users answered this interesting question.
1. Everyone should do it at some point.
“Work in a face to face customer service job for at least one week.
So, either retail, restaurant or even call center.
Then maybe people wouldn’t be such assholes.”
2. Hit the open road.
“Take a road trip.
Going across the country in a car, especially with friends, is an experience that everyone should have in their lives.”
3. Definitely a good idea.
“Learn a language.
I think it’s a great way to understand other people and cultures.”
4. The horrors of history.
“Visit Auschwitz or any other concentration camp to really understand what humanity is capable of.”
5. A real eye-opener.
“Go to court for at least one morning or a full day.
You will be stunned to learn what is going on between the ears of half the people you walk by on the street.
If you think mankind is pretty fucked, you don’t know the half of it.”
6. Go at least once.
“Go to Yosemite National Park.
Words fail to describe it.”
7. Adrenaline junkies.
Just went last November and it was exhilarating. Every instinct in my body said do not jump out of this damn plane and then there I was free falling out of a damn plane.
Absolutely amazing, and I will definitely be going again.”
8. Everyone should try it.
“See a therapist.
You don’t have to be on the verge of a mental breakdown to see a therapist. Your life could be going exactly how you want it to and it would still be beneficial to go speak to one.
You don’t need a long commitment, it is perfectly okay to go only once or twice. A good therapist can teach you how to improve yourself, sometimes in areas you didn’t even know you were lacking.
They are great at teaching you how to expand and change your way of thinking for the better.”
9. Falling in love.
“Fall head over heels in love, if only just once.
Take the chance of getting hurt by another.
Even if the relationship doesn’t work out in the end, you’ll still be grateful for the time you’ve had.”
10. It’s never too late.
“Learn to play an instrument.
I’m a 37 yo guy and I don’t generally show my feelings.
I find that I channel those feelings through my music.”
11. Take it all in.
“Sit and watch the sunset and recognise that the sun is not sinking, and you are on a planet which is revolving away from the sun (poorly worded, but you get my meaning I hope).
Knowing what we are (evolved animals) and where we are is an important part of life. Similarly, looking up at the stars and recognising that you’re not looking up, you’re looking out.”
12. Make a difference.
“Do some volunteer work in your community where you can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Even if you just pick up some trash once in a while.”
13. This is very important.
Know how to spend money, and stretch a dollar.
Sometimes it won’t be enough, but trying to put even a few dollars away every little while can save your butt.”
14. Good advice.
“Get out of your comfort zone to understand others. Can’t understand why people like playing video games? Try one. Trying to figure out why so many people like that book? Read it. Thinking to yourself why that one singer has so many followers? Listen to their songs.
Your friend won’t stop talking about that restaurant down the street? Have a lunch.
When you get out of your comfort zone and start experiencing life through someone else’s eyes, you realize how much you are missing out on life.”
15. Five-point plan.
“These are the things one must accomplish in their lifetime. Not master them, but at least give it a college try (not in order of importance):
Learn how to cook
Learn how to play a musical instrument
Become a good lover
Learn a foreign language
Learn to drive a manual transmission
The basic five. Have fun.”
What do you think?
What are the things that we should all be doing while we’re on this planet?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments, please!