Thursday, June 22, 2006

From Ten Fun Things to do Before You Die by Karol Jackowski

1. Cultivate a diverse group of friends
“What better way to make yourself interesting than to surround yourself with those different from, and more interesting than you?”

“Associating with you our kind . . . always brings out our worst features, or worst selves, and every hidden tendency we have to feel ourselves better than anyone else.”

2. Do your lifes work

3.Educate yourself
Read, travel volunteer, see art and plays, spend time in museums, mediate, do something!

4. Take sides
"Taking sides gives the interesting person an even more interesting edge. Not only does taking sides make you exceptionally interesting, but it too can actually help save the world. (p. 89).

“Take sides. Neutrally helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

"The most interesting, admirable and enjoyable ones are always those brace enough to take sides. The most boring, deceptive and sneaky ones usually are those who believe their divinely appointed role in life is to keep the peace" (p. 91)

("Make yourself more interesting" is the #7 fun thing to do. Stay tuned for others!)