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June 16, 2009

What do you think?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 8:13 am

“Living well requires an adventurous spirit.”     (Seen on a brochure for a local adventure company.)  Do you agree, or disagree?  Why?


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  1. Gee, I dunno. I think living well requires openness. Is that the same as adventurous? I think life would be horribly boring if I stayed home all day and sat. But maybe someone else finds that extremely rewarding on a mental level that I can’t even find. So I wouldn’t say that I agree. Not on an unconditional level.

    Comment by innerstickler — June 16, 2009 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  2. I agree for me. My definition of \”living well\” would not be complete without an adventurous spirit. However, who are we to judge what \”living well\” is for others? Then again — what\’s an adventure? Perhaps strolling out to your garden to find the first bloom on your first ever very own hollyhock plant counts as an adventure. (Innerstickler, I love your quilt block icon!)

    Comment by Becky Colestock — June 17, 2009 @ 5:37 am | Reply

    • Nobody gets to pick their quilt block! The blog program assigns a different one to each writer who does not have a photo up. It is fun to get to know each person’s personal block!

      Comment by kath56ryn — June 17, 2009 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  3. This is axiomatic. It requires no explanation being, in and of itself, self-explanatory.
    To live, one must grow. To grow, one must venture outside of ones ‘boundaries’ (one’s comfort zone). One must stretch and allow oneself to be stretched. To do so is to experience newness and change – a.k.a. ‘adventure’. Ergo, living well does require an adventurous spirit.
    Having said all that, adventure comes in many forms and any of them can be sufficient to engender the kind of stretching that inevitably leads to change/growth. There can be adventures of the body, the mind and the spirit – and all lead to change and growth. These adventures are precipitated by putting oneself into position – mentally, physically or spiritually – to encounter the ‘different’, the ‘unexpected’, the (apparently) incomprehensible, to challenge ones fondest assumptions – in short, to always be challenging ones supposed comfort zones.
    And how does one ‘have’ an adventurous spirit? One chooses to do so.
    It is, truly, that simple. Choose it and then do it.
    On with the show . . .
    To further prove this point, consider the hypothetical individual who, having been born into the world, somehow manages to live a long life but exits this world in just the condition he arrived. There could be no argument that this would be an impossible anomaly. It simply could not happen. Thus, it is self=evident that all life is about change – both involuntary (fate) and voluntary (choice). So, choose it and do it!

    Comment by Dad — June 17, 2009 @ 9:59 am | Reply

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