The Internet shares their life-altering experiences that everyone must try
It’s not a bloody secret that the sum of human knowledge is built upon the experiences of us all a combined race. It’s also just common sense to understand that there are some experiences that just change you, man. And deadset, we need those changes. Getting deep for a moment, evolution is, like, the result of adaptation, dude, and if you want to evolve as a person you’ve got to experience new things that’ll force you to adapt. In the interest of making that s**t happen, here’s a few things Reddit recommends every human experiences…
“Go somewhere isolated enough at night that you can see the full skyscape, including the band of the Milky Way. – Clapperoth.”
As you might expect, this one starts with one of those things that’s really the key to understanding what a tiny little speck you are in the grand scheme of things. Deadset, realising you’re just a collection of atoms in a sea of other atoms is a humbling experience. Looking at the stars is a great way to come to terms with that.
“Spending a day alone with no plans, completely at liberty, in a foreign city you’ve never been to before. – TheTarquin.”
This one’s another doozie, and it’s even better if you’ve got no common ground with the language. Some places you go, you’ll have some etymological basis for what’s being communicated – particularly if you speak English. Challenging yourself to learn something completely new and get through the day is a fulfilling trip.
“Being the person in a room that everyone else looks up to. Whether it be as a teacher or anything else. Just knowing I could make a difference in some kid’s life was the best part of coaching tennis for me. – HappyMonk33y99.”
Who doesn’t want some respect? It’s a good feeling and it’s one that you’ll want more of.
“Create something that someone else genuinely enjoys or is entertained by. A story, a painting, anything that harnesses your creativity. It’s such a raw and rewarding feeling. It’s easy to look at authors and artists and filmmakers and see them as these super humans with unique gifts that you could never access, but the truth is that you’re just as capable as any of them. – CaptainPanda55.”
F**k me, we’re doing all right with this s**t. Especially if YouTube videos count.
Fighting for one’s life in some form.
“3 years ago I was in a river for the swim portion of a triathlon. Because of heavy rainfall the week prior, the current was moving incredibly quickly. The race organizers eventually cancelled the swim portion of the event but not until myself and about half the other competitors were already in the water.
About halfway through the swim, The current became too much and I was being carried downstream despite my strongest attempts to swim against it. It was at that moment that I was literally swimming for my life. It was terrifying at the moment, but an experience I’m really glad I had. – 3Dedmon.”
Can imagine this one’s a proper doozy. If we had guarantees we’d come out of it all right, we might be inclined to try it.
“I wish everyone got to experience Lucid dreaming at least once.
It’s such an amazingly interesting state to be in just for the fact that you’re inside of a dream. You’re fully conscious that you’re now someone else and in a “body” that isn’t your physical body yet you can touch and feel the dream world as if it was the real world. – Amodia_x.”
Hahaha, makes us think of the uni bloke we talked about a while back. As long as he’s not there, we’re down with the lucid dreaming.
You’d be surprised how many people constantly have their life “fixed” for them and never have to fail at anything. Failure allows us to learn coping skills, resilience, problem solving, determination … so many skills that many people today just don’t have. – Twogunrosie.”
Abso-f**ken-lutely. Plenty of people mollycoddled through life don’t know what a struggle is. S**t, anyone who didn’t play the original Ghosts n Goblins on Commodore 64 will struggle to know. Three lives and your dead. No password, no continue; just f**ken start again.
“Being with a family member while they pass away. I know, I know….this sounds weird but I have experienced both and had so much more closure when I was able to be there when my grandmother passed away. – RhinestoneHousewife.”
This is a sad one, but it definitely makes it easier to deal. Anyone who’s been there will know.
Final thought: How many of these have you experienced? S**t, we’ve obviously missed heaps. What’s your advice for when it comes to things people should experience at least once. Also, we know you f**kers. Try to keep it clean.
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