30 Things To Do Before You’re 30 – If I ask you to define Life, many of you would say it is a sequence of unexpected events and circumstances which we experience in our Awareness. Well if that’s what you think also, I would like to modify that definition a little bit. Life is a sequence of consciously expected events and circumstances which we experience in our Awareness. These experiences are nothing but a result of our predominant thoughts and actions which we take in our lives. We all have our own set of thoughts which are nothing but our desires and dreams. So whatever we think about most, we tend to attract it in our lives. And I’m not just giving my own definition for Life, it’s a well proven statement defined by some of the very well-known scholars of the world. It’s basically a law of nature which governs all the other laws of the universe. It’s called the Law of Attraction.
30 Things To Do Before You’re 30
I will explain more about this concept some other day in my blog, for now I just want to talk about few simple and few extraordinary things which I believe everyone should experience in their lives.
Famous Bollywood Actor, Aamir Khan says in one of his film ‘Rang De Basanti’, —
“Mujhe hamesha lagta tha ki duniya mein do tarah ke insaan hote hain … ek joh chupchap maut ka daman thaam lete hain … aur doosre joh rote chilaate maut ki taraf badhte hain … aur phir main teesre kisam ke insaanon se mila” (I always thought that in the world there are two kinds of people … one who go silently to their death … and second who go crying and screaming to their death … and then I met the third kind)
Now you can decode those lines according to your perspective, but if you ask me I would say he was referring to the third types of people who live their lives on their condition, without any compromises. The kind of people who don’t live a traditional form of life but instead enjoy every moment of their lives experiencing the best of what this world has to offer. So the point is we all know that life is short; so why spend it worrying about unnecessary things. Life is meant to be a celebration, and one should enjoy every moment to the fullest. I have listed 30 things which I believe everyone should do once before they turn 30. These 30 things are a mixture of a variety of experiences life can offer, have a look.
30 Things To Do Before You’re 30
1)Find Your Passion — for me, my passion is the reason I wake up in the morning, and just a mere thought of it can keep me up late with excitement. So you got to have a passion in life to move on and if you don’t know exactly what your passion is. Don’t worry – now is the time to find one. So sit down and think about it. Think about what you’ve always dreamed of doing. It could be anything which resonates with you. And once you find it, create a game plan to achieve it.
2)Explore a New Country — Now who doesn’t like to travel. Mostly every person has been to some or the other places in or around their country. But many times we tend to get so stuck in our daily lives that we do not give travelling a major importance. But I believe taking a long vacation periodically really rejuvenate you. There are many benefits of exploring a new country, including getting a better understanding of how people in different regions live, work and play, discovering new foods and seeing great scenery. Doesn’t that sound interesting? So, what are you waiting for? Plan, pack your bags & go on a vacation.
3)Fall in Love — Love, it’s the best feeling in the World. Now c’mon do I need to explain this, you are smart enough to understand it.
4)Cook Something — one should learn cooking, as it’s an amazing feeling to cook and eat what you have created.
5)Participate in a Social Cause — According to Hindu traditions, a very well known phenomenon called KARMA explains the most basic Principle of Life. Karma means, whatever you give, you shall receive the same. Even Sir Isaac Newton stated in one of his well known law of motion, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It means whatever you give you shall receive the same. We always keep on taking from the Universe in terms of many things, but when it comes to giving, we do not give much. So Participating in social causes, without any intention of getting something in return is a good thing J
6)Learn a Musical Instrument — Music soothes the soul. Learning how to create music is a much greater feeling.
7)Learn a New Language — there are many reasons to learn a new language like to increase global understanding, to sharpen cognitive and life skills, to appreciate international literature, music, and film. Choose the one which motivates you.
8)Explore a New Religion — there are so many different cultures and religions in the world. And as we know that God is one, just in different forms. Exploring a new religion increases your knowledge and understanding about that one creator of this world.
9)Create something with Your Hands — Create any simple thing like an Art, a Drawing, bake a cake or simply plant a tree. The happiness you get after seeing your hand made thing is priceless.
10)Make out with a Stranger— Now I don’t have a rule book, which will explain you how to achieve it. It all depends upon your skills and the current circumstances. But I believe, life gives everyone ample of opportunities to fulfill your inner desires, if you know what I mean and it all depends upon you whether you take it or leave it 😉 But trust me, if you can make this happen, there’s nothing like it.
11)Start a Band — Unleashed the Rockstar within you.
12)Adopt a Pet — because adopting is more humane than buying. (Read My Blog: My Adorable Canine.)
13)Feed a Poor— because there are certain things, words/sentences cannot describe.
14)Become a Vegan — There are many reasons why one should turn a Vegan like You’ll ward off disease, You’ll keep your weight down, You’ll live longer, You’ll build strong bones, You’ll have more energy, You’ll spare animals. But most importantly you will feel Alive!
15)Help someone — because sometimes you don’t always need reasons to do something good.
16)Kiss someone — I believe Kiss is language of souls. It helps you to connect to your partner. The more intense is your kiss, the more intense is the experience.
17)Date Two People at Once — and See How Long it takes To Blow up in Your Face. Lol. But seriously, it’s fun. Do try it!
18)Thank Your Parents — there are times in life when you should follow this practice periodically because as you grow up, you realize just how much they did for you in every walk of life. And, for that, you need to truly thank them – something you don’t think you’ve appropriately done to date. Without each of them, you’d be nowhere near the person you are – and the person you’re still working on becoming. I know there aren’t enough words in the world to express your appreciation for them, but I think this would be a good start. You owe them one.
19)Hug an Unknown Person — Hugs are a great way to express affection. But hugging an unknown person is one of the wackiest acts one can do. But trust me, its one hell of a “must do” thing to be done. Follow these 3 step guide to make your experience a good one: 1) Smile, 2) Hug and 3) Say Thank you. You might get mixed reactions from different kinds of people. But if you do it correctly and you are able to convince the other person, that your act is affirmative and it’s just a sense of pious love and gratitude, you may get a smile back.
20)Be Selfish — because sometimes it’s necessary to be a little selfish.
21)Write Your Feelings Down in a Blog — there are a billion thoughts running into your mind right now, which are a collection of good and bad ones. When you write things down, you list only the good things which are going into your mind. This helps you in focusing on what you do want in life.
22)Get A Tattoo. After all, it’s More Permanent than a Marriage — Get Inked!
23)Get Pierced — According to Ancient Hindu tradition, Piercing was a part of an old tradition called “Shringar”, which was normally followed by women. But later on even men started to pierce their ears. Now it’s become more of a fashion. And yeah it looks cool.
24)Make Strangers Feel Uncomfortable in Public Places — this is a real naughty act and one needs absolute guts to do it. There are many things you can do to achieve it like kissing in public, acting like a psychopath, etc. The reaction on people’s faces are priceless J
25)Hangout Naked in Front of a Window — because craziness is also very essential to live a normal life.
26)Do an Extreme Adventure — A Life without adventure is a boring life. So try out some extreme adventures like Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, River Rafting, Paragliding, etc. It not only exercises your body, it also rejuvenates your mind. Trust me it’s worth it.
27)Start a Business — starting your own business can be both challenging and rewarding. But if you are ready to face the challenges the rewards are fruitful. You become your own boss, you have now the power to innovate & create, and you can earn far more money than being in job and live the lifestyle of your own choice. Most importantly you can fulfill your Dreams. So what are you waiting for, Life is too short. Start-up!
28)Drug once —because we should try some crazy stuffs at least once in life, though I do not support addiction of any drugs. But if you think you have control over yourself and you cannot get into any sort of addiction, you can give it a try.
29)Go for a Solo Bike Trip — A Solo Bike Ride to the mountains or far off beaches is something everyone should experience. It takes you away from the city hassle and helps you to connect with nature. Exploring unknown places, interacting with different kind of people, eating a variety of food… ahh what an experience. It also brings you closer to yourself.
30)Get Married. After all, happiness is not always everything : P