Everyone should take the opportunity to do these 21 things before they die. If you aren’t considering everything on this list, does YOLO not mean anything to you?
1. Go on an exciting vacation that puts you out of your comfort zone.
No, not another Napa Valley wine tour.
2. Keep a dog.
Or a cat. But just know dogs are better. They’ll teach you so many of life’s abundant lessons. Like not to have nice furniture.
3. Experience nature to its fullest extent.
Hint: this likely can’t be done in an area where you have cell service. Unplug, people.
4. Stargaze at night in an area where you can actually see stars and not smog.
Stars do exist, and they're pretty to look at.
5. Volunteer your time to a charitable cause.
Don’t just write a check to a nonprofit; get out in the world and help!
6. Name a star
C’mon, it’s cool.
7. Learn an instrument.
How fun will it be to show off to all your friends that you can play Hot Cross Buns?
8. Splurge on something.
Save money and then blow it on something that will probably be out of style or out of date within a year. Spending money really makes you feel alive, especially when your checking account balance plummets.
9. Spend a whole day in bed.
Some people claim sleep is for the weak. They must not have good mattresses.
10. Do something out of the blue.
If you have a desire to do something, do it. Your gut is always right, right? Life can't always go according to plan, and it's important to be spontaneous.
11. Be given a standing ovation.
“Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcome the world” – Auggie Pullman, Wonder
12. Fall in love.
As cliché as this may seem, everyone deserves to be loved. Even the Grinch.
13. Jump off a cliff.
Make sure there’s water at the bottom of where your jumping, though. No premature deaths, please.
14. Pay for someone else’s meal.
Unless they ordered more than $40 worth of food, because you probably aren’t made out of money.
You can’t complain about the current state of government unless you had some input in it.
16. Do something on a stage in front of people.
Everyone needs to have the opportunity to get over their fear of public speaking. Do that thing where you're supposed to imagine the audience in their underwear. It'll be more awkward and more fun.
17. Go to a big deal sporting event.
Pay big bucks for those nosebleed seats. You may barely be able to see what's happening, but at least you can say you were there.
18. Learn how to cook something where the name is not the recipe.
Branch out from things like macaroni and cheese and buttered toast.
19. Try a weird diet.
See if it has all those health benefits that it claims to have. Avoiding swamp diet, anyone?
20. Do something your parents explicitly told you NOT to do.
Find out why they said that. Live and learn people.
21. Delete your social media and replace it with actual human interaction.
Pick up the phone, use that expensive phone plan and call someone instead of stalking them on Facebook.