I recently had a conversation with a woman at work regarding why we watch so much TV. She said she believes that it is because we are longing for adventure and I happen to agree with her. I have noticed it myself in my times of watching TV. I end up glued to the TV and wishing that I was part of whatever action and adventure is happening. I don’t feel that I need or want to watch TV when I’m out doing things and experiencing life (outside of work). But, why? Because I’m busy living and creating my own adventure.

We were made to live life and experience it as best as we can. When we get caught in the monotony of life, we miss out on so much. There is importance in going to work and doing our jobs but at the same time, there is supposed to be adventure. And sometimes your job is part of that adventure.

We should not come home at the end of every day and plop down in front of the TV just to watch others live out our dreams on the screen. That’s not to say we can’t do it from time to time, but it shouldn’t consume our whole lives.

Sometimes we do get caught in this trap because we crave adventure but we can often get lazy and use excuses like we just can’t, or we say we don’t have time. We do need rest and we do need to let our brains and bodies to take a break, but we should not get stuck here. We think that we can’t or should not experience adventure. Except that the Lord wants and us to live life to its fullest. He wants us to have adventures and awesome experiences.

Books, television, blogs, magazines, etc. can be great, but I think they should only motivate us. They shouldn’t be the ways we experience life.

And it’s more than us just trying to escape reality. It’s us wanting to truly experience reality and life, and reaching beyond the mundane things of life. Now for some, the mundane things of life can be an adventure. For example, the idea of a husband and family, which some find mundane, is an adventure to me. Mainly because I have neither. Some may find it boring if they have these things now and they may long for the single days where they could go wherever they want, whenever they want, without having to answer to anyone.

At times, I find myself watching shows that are full of adventure and action and things that I wish that I could do or experience. My favorites are shows that give me an adrenaline rush. I enjoy cop shows and the medical shows. They are interesting to me. I think it’s because I long for something like that.

I long for something that is going to provide me with excitement and make me feel full of life. I long for something that will give me purpose and make me feel like I am making a difference. I think that is why the medical and cop shows fascinate me. To me, they symbolize, in the most practical of senses, my desire to help people and fix them. I wish my hands and my brain could wrap around the medical terminology and the ability to surgically repair someone. Or with a cop show, solve the crime and bring people to justice.

There may be different types of shows that fascinate you. Maybe it’s a cooking show or an outdoor show. Why? Because it’s interesting to you and it would be an adventure and a challenge for you. So take the chance, get the ingredients, and go make the food in your own kitchen. Go hike that mountain or bike the trail that you have been longing to experience.

We were created to experience the world around us and not just watch someone else live it on a screen. I don’t want to live vicariously through someone else. I want to live my life. Isn’t it better to go live life than to watch someone live out the life that you hope for?

I want to take the chance and do something that I never thought I could do or go somewhere that I have never been to before. It’s time to get off the couch and experience what is outside our apartments and homes. Go and experience the world. Take a chance and move to a new city. Pursue the job you want. Do what the Lord has called you to do. Do not settle for less in life. Experience it to the fullest.

Blessings!

7 thoughts on “Living life to the fullest”

  1. Thank you so much for providing individuals with remarkably remarkable opportunity to check tips from here. It is often very sweet and as well , stuffed with a great time for me personally and my office colleagues to search your blog on the least thrice in one week to study the new items you will have. And of course, I am also certainly amazed with all the staggering tips and hints you serve. Certain 4 ideas in this post are certainly the most beneficial we have all ever had.

  2. I must express my thanks to you just for rescuing me from this circumstance. Right after exploring through the world wide web and seeing thoughts which were not helpful, I was thinking my entire life was over. Existing minus the strategies to the difficulties you have solved by means of this short post is a crucial case, as well as the ones that could have negatively damaged my entire career if I hadn’t encountered your blog. Your actual understanding and kindness in maneuvering every aspect was tremendous. I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a subject like this. I’m able to at this time look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for this specialized and amazing help. I will not be reluctant to refer the sites to any person who would need care on this situation.

  3. Thank you for all your valuable hard work on this site. My mum take interest in getting into internet research and it’s obvious why. We all learn all relating to the powerful mode you make powerful tips by means of your website and even welcome contribution from some others on this subject and our daughter is undoubtedly discovering a great deal. Have fun with the rest of the year. Your performing a first class job.

  4. Thanks for your entire work on this site. My mum really loves conducting investigation and it is simple to grasp why. Most of us notice all concerning the powerful manner you render powerful information via this website and even increase contribution from some other people on that article so our favorite girl is undoubtedly learning a lot of things. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You’re conducting a stunning job.

  5. My husband and i have been relieved when Edward managed to carry out his studies through the entire precious recommendations he obtained using your web site. It is now and again perplexing to just possibly be making a gift of facts that many most people might have been making money from. Therefore we know we now have the writer to give thanks to because of that. The specific illustrations you’ve made, the easy website navigation, the friendships you will give support to promote – it is everything great, and it’s assisting our son and the family believe that that article is pleasurable, which is certainly tremendously important. Thank you for the whole thing!

  6. My husband and i have been now ecstatic that Edward could do his preliminary research through the entire precious recommendations he had out of the web site. It is now and again perplexing just to find yourself releasing secrets which usually other people might have been selling. We do know we’ve got you to thank for that. The explanations you have made, the straightforward blog menu, the friendships your site make it easier to create – it’s got everything spectacular, and it’s really leading our son in addition to us do think the issue is amusing, which is seriously fundamental. Thanks for the whole lot!

  7. Thank you for your own efforts on this web page. My daughter takes pleasure in setting aside time for research and it is easy to see why. My spouse and i learn all concerning the powerful manner you give useful suggestions on this web site and in addition increase response from others on the concept so our favorite daughter has always been discovering a whole lot. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You are always carrying out a powerful job.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *