Ben Sherwood conducted research on how some people mange to survive traumatic events that have a high rate of fatality.
He interviewed survivors, talked to doctors, and other researchers and then he complied his findings in a book titled The Survivors Club. He also explains how people can improve their chances of survival during a crisis event.
I thought it was an interesting book.
I was thinking about what life would be like if I ended up in a nursing home in my older years. I was also thinking about ways to entertain myself while living in the nursing home.
This is what I came up with
- Pop wheelies in my wheelchair
- Organize midnight parties
- Steal the nurses clipboards and hide them
- Set off the sprinklers
- Pull all the emergency cords
- Fake vomit on the doctor
- Put apple juice in pee cups then drop them on the floor
- TP the place
- Set up wheelchair races
- Throw noodles on the ceiling to see how long they stick
A-Z List of Things I Want to Try, Experience, or Achieve:
- Black Belt in Karate
- Camel Ride
- Dunked in a Dunking Booth
- Explore a Cave
- Fly a Plane
- Geyser Erupting – Watch it Happen
- Helicopter Ride
- Impersonate Elvis
- Jet Skiing
- Luau Party
- Milk a Cow
- Northern Lights – See Them
- Open Mic Night – Do a Comedy Routine
- Police Ride Along
- Question Everything I Hear
- Race Car Driving
- Sky Diving
- Tractor Drive
- Unplug for a Day
- Visit a Volcano
- White Water Rafting
- Xenology Study
- You Tube Video – Create My Own
Humans can be short-sighted. We will do things that give short-term pleasure, even when it has detrimental consequences in the future.
I wonder why we are this way. I wonder if we can ever change. What could humanity accomplish if we were more focused on the consequences of our behavior than on momentary pleasures.
For some reason, I’ve been reminiscing about my youth. I’ve been thinking about what I thought my future would look like.
My life today is nothing like I thought it would be, but that’s not a bad thing.
I have accomplished a lot of things and experienced a lot of things. I’ve enjoyed my life, even though it hasn’t always been easy.
The good and the bad times all brought me to where I am now, and I am happy about that.