How to Live an Interesting Life

If your life were a book, would anyone want to read it?

Sometimes it actually stresses me out thinking about how many people are “average”, or at least people that are completely cool with sliding by under the radar. I just don’t get it.

I don’t think most people realize how tiny we are. If you don’t do anything about your life, it is going to pass you by, you’ll be dead and gone in no time, with no one remembering much about you. I know that is a dark way to put it but it’s the brutal truth.

“Today is the youngest you’ll ever be again.”

It’s very hard to grasp that. Everyone always wishes they could experience the past over again, just if they would have taken a picture, or kissed that girl, or bought that stock, or made that call, or said to themselves “Fuck it, what do I have to lose?”

First, you might want to step back and ask yourself a few questions. Is your life interesting?

  1. When was the last time you laughed till you were crying and on the verge of pissing yourself?
  2. When was the last time you were really nervous?
  3. Who is your newest friend? How did you meet?
  4. When was the last time you were lost?
  5. Where is the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
  6. What was your last big purchase?
  7. When was the last time you broke a sweat?

After you’ve asked yourself some of these, you may have a better perspective of where you’re at. Hopefully some of the answers will motivate you to make a change. Maybe it makes you realize, “Wow, I’m boring”…Don’t be boring.

I could go on and on, but all of this has a reoccurring theme. You need to break away from old beliefs. You need to stop talking and start doing. Stop making excuses. What it all comes down to is breaking out of your shell, you need to go interact with the world.

Interact with people. Interact with new foods. Interact with new areas. Take a different way home. Listen to a different radio station, read a new book, go try a yoga class, play tennis. It’s quite simple really, you just need to do stuff. Never stop doing. Break your routine.

Play loud music, take off your shoes, go roll around in the grass. If you want to do something, go do it.