Just having fun...

We have all heard it "I'm just having a little fun", usually associated with someone doing something REALLY stupid, be it drugs, drinking to excess, dangerous stunts, etc. We hear it all the time, yet some people still live their life like there is no tomorrow, and unfortunately for them, there often is a tomorrow filled with pain and suffering because they destroyed their body or finances having fun the day before.

"One trouble with trouble is that is usually starts out like fun" - Anonymous

Having fun is a balancing act, like most else in life, anything taken to excess is a bad thing, we all know it. An occasional drink is good for your body, a dozen drinks makes you stupid. Eating a well balanced diet is good for you, eating a few 2,000 calorie burgers is gonna screw you up.

I have at times been describes as a "stick in the mud" or assorted other terms that mean the same thing. Of course I did not take it much to heart since the person calling me those things considered going to the beach on a sunny and windy day and getting pummeled by the waves all day, coming home with a body full of sun burn, bruises and cuts that lasted for weeks "fun". Nope, that is not fun in my book, stupid yes, fun no. Fun to me is something sustainable, if it leaves you in poor condition long term, that crosses the line into stupid.

I try to focus on activities that are more sustainable, be that fun or profitable activities, if they leave you worse off in the long run, are they really worth it?

"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." - Anthony Robbins

15 Jun 2009 12:53:48


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