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  • I first became excited about adventuring in my high school German class four years ago. The word adventure represents my entire philosophy on life, which is not something one can say lightly. My version of adventure goes like this:

    Adventure (Abenteuer): Verb
    Finding the places which you have never looked for before and may have already found, paying attention to not only what you find and do, but the events and people that brought you there.

    This take on a word once reserved for the wealthy gentry of years past is to me a reason to do bold things in life and expect bold results. Standing still is a shame, but staying in the present in an even greater loss. We must take steps forward and backwards if we are expecting to find anything for ourselves in this world. The ability to toss off the harness we put on voluntarily, for we are not born with it on, and truly explore the places and ideas that surround us will open the largest door imaginable. Perhaps that one you see in your dreams and wake up just as you turn the knob will be presented to you here, on the edge of the limits of your personal leash.

    Adventure does not mean cutting down thick shoots of grass or discovering a long lost chest of gold, although if you managed to accomplish this in your life you are, I must admit, quite an interesting person. Perhaps your name has been changed to reflect this? Anything that sparks a thought in your mind could be considered an adventure in this sense; many walks to class have resulted in seeing something rather remarkable and finding myself lost in thought thinking about it. You may even decide to Write it down!

    Take heed, weary participant of the doldrums, the infinite loop ends here!
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