tn_floating.png    Thanks, Aafke, for encouraging me to have a little fun in spite of what is happening to my family.  Here is the meme:

1. Post these rules before presenting your list.

2. List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18.

3. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.

4. At the end of your blog, choose 6 people to get tagged and list their names.

5. People who are tagged write their own blog entry with their 6 suggestions.

6. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.

7. Optional: You can include the image of the ridiculous Reese’s Puffs list in your post as a reference.

What should every person accomplish before the age of eighteen?  Hm….

1. Become fluent in at least one foreign language, and visit a country in which most people speak it.

2. Become skilled at a craft, or learn how to build something using hands and heart.

3. Learn a religion that is prominant on the other side of the world, and understand why it works.

4. Learn how to manage money, and plan for how to earn what you’ll need to take care of yourself as you enter maturity.

5. Learn basic physiology, first aid, nutrition, and the mechansims of common diseases.

6. Volunteer to provide a social service to people less fortunate.

Now, as for tagging six others, that’s a little difficult at this point because I don’t “know” six people that haven’t already been tagged! Maybe next time…

About Marahm

At first glance, I may appear to be a middle-aged American woman with kids, grandkids, retired from a job in a hospital, gratefully relieved from the responsibilities that come with all of that. Behind the image, which is true enough, I am fairly unhinged from much of American mainstream living, having spent twelve years in Saudi Arabia, years that sprung me from societal and familial impositions, and narrow bands of truth. I have learned to embrace my identity as a seeker, an artist, and a writer. I study Arabic and Italian language, because I love them, and I love their people. I still dream of spending more time in the Middle East and Italy, though the dreaming now seems more real than the possibilities. I am a photographer. I write, and sometimes publish, flash memoir, and now a blog or two.
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2 Responses to Tagged!

  1. Aafke says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it!
    And don’t bother about the chain-mail part, I had the same problems! 🙂

    I notice that we, good people of the blogosphere, share many of the same wishes and goals!

  2. marahm says:

    Thanks, Aafke. The internet has already proven itself as a revolutionary tool for all kinds of human development. Maybe the last frontier is the spiritual one, the one that enables people of diverse places and beliefs to discover what lies at the basis of the human experience. The foundation of human experience is the same for everyone, by virtual of our essence as members of the species. By discovering the very specific ways in which we share our inidvidual passions, we discover our universal origins, our threads of connection that comprise the whole human family.

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