Incredible experiences are often enhanced by whom we share them with. What’s more, taking on these adventures with friends can sometimes push us out of our comfort zones and enable us to enjoy anything from incomparable travel adventures to new hobbies that we hadn’t previously considered. Here we list some of the best shared experiences to enjoy when you are young.
- House Sharing – Going out into the big, bad world and living independently helps young people to accrue heaps of discipline in a short space of time. Living together with similarly financially challenged friends when you are young is fun, liberating and character building. You also really get a good glimpse into your own soul and that of others when you are forced to deal with a flatmate leaving their washing in the machine over a weekend or endure an impressive pile of plates in the sink that blocks out the sun.
- Backpacking – Backpacking and travelling when you are young on a small budget is widely advocated because it involves exploring other cultures and challenging yourself physically and mentally. But these travel experiences are best enjoyed with a friend because the support of a fellow traveller can push you to interact with the backpacking pilgrims you encounter wherever your journey takes you.
- Music Festivals
Shared music festival experiences are guaranteed to produce memories that will stay with you. But it’s not all about the music and the partying. Music festivals hark back to a simpler existence and often provide an authentic community experience. This is in stark contrast to the hustle-and-bustle of modern life and, for that reason, it’s beneficial to rekindle some of this community spirit whenever you can.
- Extreme Sports
Whether you opt for BASE jumping off Yosemite’s El Capitan or white-water rafting down the Zambezi, there is more to extreme sports than the adrenaline rush. These experiences provide a perfect antidote to our safety-conscious world and enable us to appreciate the sheer power of nature. Why should this experience be shared? Somebody has to give you a bit of a push when you get scared!
Volunteering offers you the chance to expand your horizons while putting the skills you have gained throughout school and college to the test. In particular, volunteering abroad can offer you a monumental insight into different cultures and provide a worldly view that will stand you in good stead in the commercial field as well. Most importantly, these experiences help us to appreciate what we have and respect differences when we encounter them. But such a step into a different world can be daunting, so why not walk it together with a friend?
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