The greatest folly of man is perhaps the fact that in his race to pile up material possessions he often overlooks the things that really matter. Self-discovery is the most elusive goal for a human being. Sometimes you spend years doing one thing and end up losing your own identity. Here is a list of things you can do to get started on that journey of self-discovery. After all, what is the point of living if you don’t feel alive!
1. Visit places you won’t find on the Internet.
2. Volunteer at a children’s hospital.
3. Do an open mic at a stand-up comedy club.
4. Overcome the fear of rejection and ask a complete stranger out to dinner.
5. Learn to play the guitar.
6. Experience the joy of playing a completely new sport.
7. Go on a spontaneous holiday with the first five people you can think of.
8. Go back to your school and meet your teachers.
9. Call up the people you’ve fought with and sort out your differences.
10. Run a marathon. And finish it.
11. Learn a new language.
12. Adopt a pet.
13. Do some gardening.
14. Move to a different city and start all over again.
15. Visit religious institutions outside of your own.
16. Make a difference. Sponsor a child’s education.
17. Meet all your Facebook friends in person.
18. Try every cuisine in the world.
19. Learn to cook one dish & do it well.
20. And do something that this guy does (Andrew Zimmern)
21. Sing a solo at a karaoke event.
22. Go snorkelling in Sri Lanka.
23. Learn how to ride a horse.
24. Start your own business.
25. Get inked.
26. Sleep beneath a starry sky.
27. Go to a country less developed than yours.
28. Go to a country more developed than yours.
29. Start writing a book.
30. Take a gap year.
31. Try sushi.
32. Learn to eat with chopsticks.
33. Know the lyrics to your favourite song.
34. Tell your parents how much you love them.
35. Trek through the picturesque Leh-Ladakh.
36. Switch off your phone for a month.
37. And lastly, go backpacking through Pakistan; discover how utterly beautiful your country is.
Life is short. Make the most of it.
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