Life is unpredictable and death is inevitable. And the only thing we can be sure of in life is that there is nothing we can be sure of. So without contemplating our dreams any further, here are ten things that everyone of us should try to experience before we meet our fateful end-
1. Fall in love
Yes, you read it right! Fall in love. But mind the word ‘love’ here. Do not confuse it with the teen romance or mere infatuation. Falling in love is one of the best feelings you can experience in your life. Love is not about finding the right or the wrong person. Instead, it is an odyssey in itself. You experience a lot of emotions when you are in a relationship, you mature as a person, you start understanding people and most importantly, you start valuing relationships.
2. Sleep under the stars
Experience the beauty of the night by sleeping under the umbrella of a zillion twinkling stars and the tranquil moonlight. Just heard or seen people talking to the moon and always found it crazy? Try and give it a shot once and trust me, you will realize how foolish you had been to not try it earlier. Let out all your emotions in the silence of the night because the moon will always be there – shining, and in ways most humans can’t understand- listening!
3. Travel, travel and travel
Never ever miss out any single opportunity to travel in life, what ever be the kind of destination. Travelling brings with itself, completely new experiences and transforms you as a person. Go for a solo trip once in your life and thank me later, as that will be undoubtedly, the best experience of your life. Not only you become independent and learn to manage things on your own but you also discover a new and a better you.
4. Plan a Night out
This must be definitely a must-do in your bucket list. Plan a night out with your friends and do all kinds of crazy stuff that you’ve never done before. Nothing can compare to the sheer joy of driving in the wee hours with loud music echoing in the ears, sticking your head out of the windows to enjoy the pleasant breeze and dancing in the middle of the road with no one to see you around!
5. Experience a sunrise
What can be more beautiful than watching the sun rise at dawn? Take out time from your busy schedule and wake up an early morning to enjoy the sun rising high above the horizon to light the mammoth universe. As Jo Walton quoted- “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” So go out and get yourself acquainted with this beautiful wonder of nature!
6. Read a lot
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin. Every word of this quote rings so true. To experience an innumerable things in life, one must read a plethora of books. When you read a book, you learn from the people who came before you. The characters are breathed to life and you envisage a completely new world through the eyes of the characters. So make sure that you devote a few minutes to reading everyday.
7. Do volunteer work
Volunteering is one of the best ways of giving back to the society. It acts as a bridge between you and the society and the satisfaction that you get on volunteering is completely inexplicable. Be a mentor to a kid in an orphanage, spare out some time to teach the kids in slums, go out and meet people in old age homes or join the organizations which are working towards the welfare of the society and be an asset to the community.
8. Conquer a fear
Scared of heights? Or deep waters? Or public speaking? Accept it or not, all of us develop fears as we grow in life. But these fears, if not conquered, become our limit points and desist us from evolving in life. This might sound cliched but there is no denying the fact that “Dar ke aage jeet hai“. So gear up my friend and take your first step towards overcoming your fear. Just remember that the hardest step is not taking any step, but once you take that step, there’s no looking back.
9. A Road Trip
Chalk out a road trip with your friends at least once in your lifetime. Stop over at numerous small places en route, capture a lot of photographs and eat out at small dhabas and joints. Leave all your gadgets at home and try to build natural human conversations with your pals and memories that you can cherish forever.
10. Carpe Diem
Last but not the least, enjoy each and every moment of your life and make every moment count. Remember that life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away. So never ever wait for tomorrow to come, seize the day, my friend! After all, who knows, “Kal ho na ho!“