Assignment: Write 6 things everyone should do before they turn 18. Oh that seems so long ago...
Da Rules: List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18. I'm going to kind of adjust the age a bit, lets say to 20 years old cuz everyone knows you can't do much when you're underage. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.At the end of your post, choose 6 people to get tagged and list their names.People who are tagged write their own blog entry with their 6 suggestions.Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.
1.) You absolutely must speak a second language before you turn 18 because both your brain starts getting too old to be able to fluently speak it and because your aptitude for accepting opposing ideas becomes smaller. I think cultural/linguistic immersion should be mandatory in schools k-12.
2.) I also think you should travel to a foreign country at least once. I barely made the cut off myself traveling to Spain and France during my eighteenth year. Canada doesn't count, Mexico does. The catch here is that it be culturally and linguistically different. Once you're over eighteen I think you should spend a period of at least 2 months living in said foreign country.
3.) Rebel. I don't mean do something dangerous, or illegal. I mean do something that challenges your assumptions and the assumptions you were spoon-fed growing up. Move outside your comfort zone and learn something. Join a hippie commune or backpack through a mountain range working odd jobs as you go. Work as sheepherds in New Zealand. Something.
4.) Join a cause. Have a REASON for living and something to fight for. Realize that the world is big and bad but not everyone within it needs to be. And be religious; understand God and God's place in your life and live righteously.
5.) Vote once you're eighteen. And vote intelligently. You're never too young to understand whats going on.
6.) Most importantly, make a list of 100 books you want/should read, and then read every single one of them. And then make a list of 100 more.
I'm not going to tag anyone because I honestly don't know of anyone left on my blogroll who hasn't done this tag. Feel free to gank and post it on yours gentle reader.