Definition of Adventure:

  1. Doing adventurous things gets people out of their comfort zones.
  2. Because adventures push people’s limits they force them to have new experiences.
  3. Although people often think of adventures as traveling they can be defined as simply going outside one’s comfort zone or experiencing anything new.
  4. An adventure can be traveling, exploring a new place, meeting a new person or culture, or doing anything that would be considered a new experience.
  5. The definition of adventure varies from person to person; there is no set definition, and we need to step outside our comfort zones more often.

Adventure Shapes Us for the Better:

  1. Studies have shown that doing adventurous things are beneficial for growth.
  2. Because adventures often involve surprise and unknown territory/experiences, it shapes the way people handle the unknown.
  3. Adventures can make people stronger in confidence and more independent despite some people being afraid to be adventurous.
  4. Noticing the differences in one’s personality before and after an adventure can produce fascinating results.
  5. Adventures force our bodies and minds to physically, emotionally, and logically handle unknown tasks that have the potential to shape us into a better form of ourselves if we let them.

We Like To Tell Stories of Our Adventures

  1. People enjoy telling stories of their adventures.
  2. Because adventures are typically unique experiences that are different from every day life, we enjoy stories with adventure more than stories that are mundane, predictable.
  3. Although not all adventures are equal in interest, each person enjoys recalling their adventurous experience(s) if they are not purely negative.
  4. Many people enjoy documenting their adventures so they can use them in their stories later on.
  5. People are storytellers and we specifically enjoy telling stories of our own adventures.

Combining Definition and Shaping:

  1. Doing adventurous things gets people out of their comfort zones and is beneficial to our growth.
  2. Because adventures push people’s limits they force them to have new experiences, which can reveal how people handle the unknown.
  3. Adventures can make people stronger in confidence and more independent despite some people being afraid to be adventurous.
  4. Adventure is not bound to meaning “traveling;” it can mean anything regarding a new experience and going outside one’s comfort zones.
  5. We as human beings love stories, particularly stories of adventure. We should explore why we crave adventure and how we can tell our own stories while also hearing others’. 

make 5 more directive – what should we focus on?

start thinking of specific stories that encompass this philosophy (can be personal, tap into resources around me, see differences of adventures between judson students

gather preliminary stories, look for trends, similarities

can subcategorize stages, types of adventures (urban versus rural versus social….etc)

talk to people about negative adventures – how far out of your comfort zone is too far?

look at ways to express data, stories

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