sunnuntai 11. syyskuuta 2011

Things to do before you die

Today was a pretty boring day for me. I didn't do anything really exciting, which is a shame. Life is too short for not doing exciting stuff. To keep myself inspired, I have a list of really exciting things I need to do before I die. Obviously, this is stuff you can't do every day. Unless you're super rich of course, and that's why I want my billion dollars. Here's a few items from my list.

1. Go scuba diving
Most of earth's surface is under water. There's so much stuff to see there, that some of it has got to be exciting. Also, I have never met a person, who went scuba diving and did not fall in love with it.

2. Climb a mountain 
This seems suitably difficult, dangerous and rewarding.

3. Go surfing
A lot of people really love surfing. I need to see, what's that all about. I also hear, it's very good excercise.

4. Go tubing
This is something you can do in Van Vieng, Laos. You drift down a river in a huge tire. On the sides of the river, there are tons of bars.

5. Do a bungee jump
 This isn't as exciting, or as expensive as the other items on the list, but it's still something I really want to do.

6. Eat dog
I wanted to do this, while I was in China. I never got the chance though, since finding a dog place in Shanghai is really difficult. They say it's a delicasy. 

lauantai 10. syyskuuta 2011

The Power of Failure

One day I'm going to write a book called "The Power of Failure." It's about all the ways failing in everything is good for you. Here's a little preview.

1. If you failed at something it means you tried something
This is pretty simple. You can't fail without trying, and if you keep failing at stuff, that means you keep trying stuff. Eventually something is going to work out for you.

2. You learn from failing
I really don't need to elaborate. You know as well as I do, that most things you know, you learned from your mistakes.

3. Talking about your failures makes people want to help you
This is difficult, since being negative makes people hate you. But if you manage to talk about your failures without being negative everyone will want to help you, and when people start helping you, they never stop. Helping is addictive.

4. Failure makes you motivated
Right after failure, you feel really motivated for a while. You just need to succeed to make up for your failure. You want to work harder and harder, until you get it right.

5. Failure is good for art
The best art is often about people expressing negative feelings. Just think, how many songs are about failing in love. Sometimes failure gives you the feelings you need to make a great piece of art.

6. Failure is interesting
Some of my most vivid memories are of failing. I think the same goes for you. Think, how boring your life would have been without all these experiences.