School Of Life Cards: Everyday Adventures & How to Become A Bit Wiser
Everyday Adventures: Re-Discover Wonder and Excitement
As grown-ups, one of our deepest urges is for life to be more adventurous: a little more excitement, novelty, interest and passion. Unfortunately, many adventures, especially the ‘big’ kinds, are too expensive, threaten to upturn everything and can upset those who rely on us. What we therefore badly need is access to smaller, more pocket-sized adventures.
We call these ‘Everyday Adventures’ – from something tiny like eating an unfamiliar fruit from the market to rereading your favourite book to asking a parent what they were like as a teenager. This is a suggestion box to spark the imagination, revive the spirit and motivate us towards the slightly more adventurous lives we long for.
• Write down five questions you wish someone else would ask you; ask them of someone else.
• Set your alarm before sunrise and go for a walk.
• Complete the sentence: ‘If I wasn’t afraid of failure, I would…’ Tell a friend your answer.
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How to Become A Bit Wiser: A set of twenty cards exploring what it really means to be wise, and how we can strive to become more enlightened in our everyday lives.
Wisdom is one of the grandest and oddest words out there, so lofty it doesn’t sound like something we could ever be. But wisdom deserves to be rehabilitated and take its place among a host of other, more typical aspirations we might have; we should be as keen to end up wise as we are to be thin or prosperous. Wisdom is just a very beautiful word for a set of qualities of character that enable us to face reality with serenity, good humour, kindness and resilience. Crucially, being wise is not something we are ever born. It is a skill that can be learnt, in part, by knowing what it is we are aiming at. This is a guide to what wisdom can be and at the same time, a gentle and elegant visual reminder to remain as wise as we are at our best and calmest moments.