25 Things to Do While You are Still Alive

April 17, 2010
By TheProphet GOLD, Antelope, California
TheProphet GOLD, Antelope, California
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Favorite Quote:
Not only is the future unwritten, but it also belongs to us.


1. Forgive your parents.

2. Give your mother a dozen roses and tell her you love her without getting sappy.

3. Tell your father he's cooler than Chuck Norris.

4. Tell someone that all you need is their smile.

5. Accept yourself and everybody else as they are.

6. Have a sit-down meal with someone at 3 am.

7. Get a ladybug to walk on your fingers.

8. Draw something that would be worthy of getting tattooed on your body, even if you don't want any ink.

9. Travel.

10. Spend the night at somewhere "haunted". Earn extra points for going alone.

11. Play in the rain.

12. Build a snow creature.

13. Find the grave of someone whose work admire.

14. Catch a firefly.

15. Jump into a natural body of water, with or without clothes.

16. Plant a tree.

17. See an eclipse, lunar or solar.

18. Go swing-dancing.

19. Sleep under the stars.

20. Spend the night on a beach.

21. Play with fire.

22. See a play.

23. Quote somebody's favorite movie to make them smile.

24. Write a love letter on the back of a napkin.

25. Write your will like you will die in a week.



There they are. 25 things to do. I just gave you the majority of my own list, with a little bit of editing. Now go outside, life will pass you by if you spend all your time on the computer.


The author's comments:
I typed the phrase "I want to..." in Google search earlier, planning on finishing it up with the word "travel", but a list of suggested searches came up, and the first one was "I want to die." I found it disheartening when I know there's a lot to do in the world, so I decided to compile a list of things to do while you are alive.

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on May. 6 2017 at 1:46 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Thank you for the inspiration! All those things sound like awesome ways to live a bit more of an interesting life:)

S M Wells said...
on Dec. 11 2010 at 5:28 pm
Well... i haven't read anything by most of the authers you listed.

on Dec. 11 2010 at 1:29 pm
TheProphet GOLD, Antelope, California
14 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not only is the future unwritten, but it also belongs to us.

Thank you, and in answer to your question it is because sometimes how things are presented obscures what they really are. I think there are more of those than we think, adoescents who appreciate older literature, it just never makes it into conversations unfortunately. I am sorry to say though I have heard of him I don't believe I've read anything by Alexander.

on Dec. 10 2010 at 8:33 am
SMWells PLATINUM, Carlisle, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Some truths best left unspoken.

A pretty good list. But why write a love letter on the back of a napkin? I read your profile. One of my favorite authers is also Jane Austen. I'm glad to know there is at least one other teen who reads oldfationd literiture. My top favorite is still Lloyd Alexander though. And althoug he recently dide he's a modern auther.


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