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(March 10, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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We've all heard of the lists people make. You know the "Before I Die I Want To..." lists. Well, I for one think that's rather morbid, so I'm going the opposite route. I really like the old expression, "You simply haven’t lived until you've whatever." Since the expression is mostly used in the South or in movies, it usually winds up being something like, "You simply haven't lived until you've tried some of Mabel's iced tea." While I'm sure the tea is lovely, I'm convinced you simply haven't lived until...

You've Watched the Classics

You must watch the classics. Sure, throw in some of those old black and whites your grandmother likes so much, but I'm talking about modern classics such as Forrest Gump, Princess Bride, The Breakfast Club, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Austin Powers, and every full length animated film ever made. This is just a very short list - maybe someday I'll make a complete list of "Movies You Must See Before You Die," but that's for another day.

You've Dripped with Sweat

It's totally gross, I know. But until you've been so devoted to a project or mission that you've literally had sweat running in streams down your forehead and body, you don't know what real work is like. I've dripped with sweat while running, biking and working on houses in one hundred degree heat for those who really needed it. And I can tell you that a hard day's work is a reward in itself.

You've Raced Down a Mountain

I don't care how you do it, but race down a mountain as many times as you can. I've personally shot down a mountain on skis and on a mountain bike. There was an unfortunate running episode down a hiking trail when my balance isn't what I thought it was. I highly recommend a bike, but however you make it down the mountain, the exhilaration is breathtaking.

You've Seen the World

I personally have only seen four or five countries so far, but I plan on seeing as many as possible. I think it's amazing to see how others live around the globe. The differences and similarities are what make humans so intriguing. I might grow up halfway around the globe from you, but we still do some things in the same way despite speaking totally different languages and having two totally different cultures.

You've Cared About Others

Yes, you're important, but there is nothing more powerful than giving yourself over to others. Join a mission group or work at the local shelter or food pantry. It's hard to see past our own drama and misery sometimes, but seeing how others are sometimes forced to live and knowing that you've helped to make their lives just a tiny bit better is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

You've Baked Bread

I think everyone should bake bread at least once just to say she's done it. If you can't bake bread, try any of the other tasks that used to consume the daily lives of girls our age a century ago. Try washing clothes by hand, making soap, working in a garden, or taking care of kids all day. Then think about how great it is to have the privileges that we do - some girls are still doing these tasks everyday while we chat and text ourselves silly.


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Smellybuzz

25/Female
Yorktown Heights, NY
Posted On: June 26, 2008
Baked a bread? Kind of a let down after "see the word" and that sort of thing. And I agree about the kissing thing. I think being in love should be up there. Because it is sort of a bummer if you live your whole life and never fall in love.
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lissymarie

22/Female
Granada Hills, CA
Posted On: March 29, 2008
swEEEEEEEEEEEEET article!
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dadezgurl

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: March 19, 2008
hmmmm.... bread?
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: March 17, 2008
way COOL! I can honestly say I've made bread before, many times in fact. I have only been in the US.. Does a cudisac hill count as a mountian? 'cuz I've ridden' my scooter down THAT countless times. YAY! I love the Princess Bride!!!!

~The Awesome Aquanator
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TheElin_

21/Female
Sweden
Posted On: March 16, 2008
I agree with Eulalie; you haven't lived until you've kissed someone, that's the most amazing feeling!

great article btw, I've done it all so I'm really living my life
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Eulalie

20/Female
Orofino, ID
Posted On: March 14, 2008
The Princess Bride is my favorite movie.

=D

I got the 20th anniversary DVD last week.

=D

You honestly haven't lived until you've kissed someone.

But I haven't done that, and I'm okay with it.

:]
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Jenny181

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 13, 2008
i agree with clarketz x that book series rocks and cant wait for the twilight movie coming out in like 2 years

and to add to your movie list the die hard series is the best
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: March 13, 2008
thanx!
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whiteskyewarri

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 12, 2008
totally agree with yoshie.
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: March 12, 2008
you havent lived i think until you have learned to appreciate becuz once you see how much people can care and how much your family can do for you that is when you realize the true meaning of life and why God put us here.
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: March 12, 2008
I've done everything except see the world, I've only been to three countries.

9th to comment!!!
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CinnamonDragon

20/Female
Madagascar
Posted On: March 11, 2008
No matter how hot it is, I never do sweat really bad. It's weird.. That's not the only one I haven't done though.

According to your artical, (which is good btw) I haven't ever lived.. I'm liiike, dead.. (jk)
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Maddie705

20/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: March 11, 2008
I have done it all,and im only 9!!!

Well,not really the sweat thing yet but i will one day!
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: March 11, 2008
I have done most of those things, except baking bread Good artical!
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 11, 2008
*Family Guy
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