Life Is What You Make Of It

J - Napoleon, Ohio
Entered on December 11, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30

Life is an adventure you have to explore. Depending on how you live your life, you may or may not get the full experience of life. There are many things in life to experience and if you spend most of your life alone you may not feel the happiness that many other people do. You have to take risks and do things that you normally wouldn’t do. If you take different risks, your life will have more meaningful.

In order to explore life to the fullest people need to be able to take risks in order for your life to be enjoyable. When I was younger I was very shy and did not take many opportunities to do things with friends. I never wanted to take risks but I see now that those risks could have made my childhood more exciting. Without risk in my life it was dull and boring. I was asked many times to go many places with friends but since I was shy and didn’t take many risks I usually did not go. Had I gone I would have had a lot more interesting childhood and probably would have been a happier child. I look back now and wish that I had done those little things that I was offered the chance to do. People never really know what they could have had till they can’t anymore. Life can be very interesting and full of surprises. If people are not outgoing they may never experience the adventure of life. Life is what you make of it and if you decide not to take those risks in life, you may never feel real satisfaction.

I know that you have to take risks and enjoy life in order to feel happy and satisfied. People that hate their lives have probably never experienced the full aspects of life. The happiest people in this world are the ones who are outgoing, take risks, enjoy what they are doing, and live life to the greatest potential. I realize now the opportunities that I missed out on and will never be able to get back. People can’t dwell in the past, they have to move on and look for the opportunities yet to come.