My excitement addiction

14. Aug, 2016

I have a problem.

Most people seem super boring to me.

I get frightened by the thought of something like a stable traditional family life with perfect balance.

I also hate too many routines.

Basically I have an addiction for new stimulations and experiences.

Not in the sense that I have to do wild things or challenge myself in neck-breaking ways.

But I do crave original experiences in all shapes and sizes. It can be physical, emotional, intellectual... everything!

Realizing I have this addiction helps me to properly satisfy myself.

Lately I have had some boring weeks (3 weeks of sickness is a tough one) - on the positive side I have gotten a lot of time to think.

And looking back I can see that all the great things that happened in my life came from initiation and (sometimes very spontaneous) planning. Of course I have had incredible experiences where I was invited by friends, or otherwise only had to say "yes" and then everything was served to me. But the quantity is simply not big enough to fill out the entire picture - and taking your fate in your own hands is maybe not so bad.

Excite-o-meter.

So I came up with a fix!

I have invented an Excite-o-meter.

It runs a simple and elegant system: I will rate experiences from 1-10 and take the sum of a weeks experiences to see how well I did.

Every week it has to reach a solid score of 10/10 (seems like a good number)

Sometimes I would have one amazing experience worth a 10 and wouldnt need any other experiences that week.

Other times I might do a few small things with a score of 3 each.

I presume that a week long adventurous travel would give me maybe a 40 or 50 score, So I am not really afraid that I will run into a deficit problem :D

So putting it into action I can see that the coming week I will join some fun outdoor games wednesday - I would probably rate that a 4/10.

And saturday I'm attending Morning Train summer party - expecting that to bring in a strong 6/10 if not more.

Next week will easily produce a 10/10 ;)

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Karsten Madsen

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