New Experiences

I believe I have written before about the importance of experiences. One could argue that experience is the meaning of life. Especially to those who are new to living, such as myself, the quality and frequency of new experiences play a vital role in in who that person eventually becomes and how they handle the world at large. The importance of exposure to diverse and foreign experiences to our young people is one of the many reasons I find the current public education system woefully inadequate as students are instead endlessly exposed to monotony.

I’ve found myself wrapped into a safe and familiar sequence of experiences of late and I think it’s not good for me. Thus, I am resolving to add another activity to my daily routine. I intend to experience something new, and perhaps  scary, everyday. By doing so, I wish to expand my comfort zone and increase the number of perspectives with which I can empathize. These new experiences can be big or small but I would like to have one at least once a day.

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About jlkauffman

J. L. Kauffman is currently a freelance writer and photographer living in Windsor, CO. As a child Jake was home schooled, went to a Waldorf elementary school, and unschooled during high school. He has been published in Life Learning Magazine and he also once made a film in which a man measured the amount of time it took for him to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. . . the man that is, not Jake. Jake also finds it extremely awkward to write about himself in the third person.
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2 Responses to New Experiences

  1. debkauffman says:

    ok, I’m going to stop sending these…this is the last one…it sounds like an amazing experience – doing all the things you love –

    Tell me what you think.

  2. debkauffman says:

    I’ll do this with you – I’m so stuck in my old ways to do it on my own though. I will definitely need support or prodding.

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