Forgive me for boasting but I’m here to tell you how to live an interesting life. This base concept of living is simple and anyone can live it.
“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Living an interesting life doesn’t require a rare talent, born-into-opportunities and certainly not financial wealth, because like happiness, it’s a choice.
There is no wrong or right way to live interestingly as it’s mostly a state of mind, you just have to want to and well, have an interest.
The most fundamental factor of how to live an interesting life is simply to do new things. Explore. Experiment. Taste. Keep learning, stay foolish.
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” -Bruce Lee
The act of living a life is experiencing moments, honing skills, accumulating knowledge then finally having the precious memories of the days gone past. The latter being the most important because after all, when you’re in your twilight years, your past is all that’s left.
So think about that saying; “If someone wrote a book about your life, would they find it interesting?”.
Now forget that and consider; “If you read that book about your life, would you be satisfied?”.
“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” -Bob Marley
In this modern age, the world is small but there are more available experiences in it than ever before. And that is the key to an interesting life, to EXPERIENCE. Particularly things that are NEW to oneself.
The way I do it is by vagabonding, constantly wandering the globe. New countries, new cities, new cultures and new peoples equating to new experiences.
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” -William Feather
But one mustn’t need to leave their own country to live interestingly, just the desire to break from normalcy, rise above the average and seek adventures.
/// How to Live an Interesting Life
[The featured photos were taken at the Floating Village outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.]
I like your philosophy, “just do new things”. Simple but effective. Oh and happy new year!
Haha yeah, its like Nike’s Just Do It.
Great post to start the new year John, very inspirational.
It’s amazing how you can make something as complex as “how to live an interesting life” to such a short explanation.
Its not fair how you live, I think I need a new job 🙁