50 Things to have done by the age of 50

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    I saw this in a Finnish magazine, and thought you might enjoy it.

    I doubt anyone is going to get to 50, somehow!

    Do tell us your score!

    Sports & Outdoors

    - bungy jumped
    - sky dived
    - Scuba dived
    - climbed a mountain (3000 metres or higher)
    - skiiied downhilll

    Achievements

    - learned a language to good conversational level
    - qualified with a degree
    - published something
    - owned or ran a company
    - given a presentation to a large audience

    Dubious Achievements

    - been arrested
    - gotten married
    - gotten divorced
    - fired a weapon
    - been fired
    - taken a seriously illegal drug
    - got a driver's license
    - performed a sex act that is probably illegal
    - cooked a three-course meal
    - been headhunted


    Culture


    - read a book of poetry since leaving school (i.e. you chose to read it!)
    - philosophy (as above)
    - read a 19th century classic novel (as above)
    - been to an opera
    - been to ballet

    Geography

    - experienced a real desert
    - experienced a real coral atoll
    - experienced a frozen wasteland
    - experienced a real jungle
    - experienced a city of more than ten million people

    cities and places

    - Paris
    - London
    - South America
    - Asia
    - Africa

    - Angkor Wat
    - Auschwitz or Dachau etc
    - The pyramids at Giza or Saqqara
    - Jerusalem's Old City
    - Macchu Piccu and the Inca ruins


    Emotions and spirituality


    - worshipped a god
    - experienced spiritual awe (as in seeing a glimpse of heaven)
    - genuinely feared for your life
    - saved the life of another person
    - felt true self-less love
    - experienced spiritual horror (as in seeing a glimpse of hell)
    - parented a child
    - won a significant award
    - been to a major religious event or gathering
    - been to a major political demonstration
     
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    I scored 37....

    I'm quite pleased never to have been fired, but I am a bit surprised to think that I have never been to ballet!
     
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    That 'list' is completely random. It's just stupid. No wonder why your country is so damn irrelevant.
     
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    I think this is worth a bump....I spent a good 10 minutes translating it!
     
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    You wasted your time.
     
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    I scored one as I just got back from Macchu Piccu last night.
     
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    At least they don't piss away a fortune maintaining an global empire.
     
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    I'm 56 now, I've done the bolded:

    Do tell us your score!

    Sports & Outdoors

    - bungy jumped
    - sky dived
    - Scuba dived
    - climbed a mountain (3000 metres or higher)
    - skiied downhilll
    Achievements

    - learned a language to good conversational level
    - qualified with a degree
    - published something
    - owned or ran a company
    - given a presentation to a large audience

    Dubious Achievements

    - been arrested
    - gotten married
    - gotten divorced
    - fired a weapon
    - been fired
    - taken a seriously illegal drug
    - got a driver's license
    - performed a sex act that is probably illegal
    - cooked a three-course meal
    - been headhunted


    Culture


    - read a book of poetry since leaving school (i.e. you chose to read it!)
    - philosophy (as above)
    - read a 19th century classic novel (as above)
    - been to an opera
    - been to ballet

    Geography

    - experienced a real desert
    - experienced a real coral atoll
    - experienced a frozen wasteland
    - experienced a real jungle
    - experienced a city of more than ten million people


    cities and places

    - Paris
    - London
    - South America
    - Asia
    - Africa

    - Angkor Wat
    - Auschwitz or Dachau etc
    - The pyramids at Giza or Saqqara
    - Jerusalem's Old City

    - Macchu Piccu and the Inca ruins


    Emotions and spirituality


    - worshipped a god
    - experienced spiritual awe (as in seeing a glimpse of heaven)
    - genuinely feared for your life
    - saved the life of another person

    - felt true self-less love
    - experienced spiritual horror (as in seeing a glimpse of hell)
    - parented a child
    - won a significant award
    - been to a major religious event or gathering
    - been to a major political demonstration
     
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    Who does?
     
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    It's completely random maybe someone can make a better list than what this Pretentious Finnish douchebag offered.
     

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