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Forrest Gump explains Microadventures

One of the main things I try to emphasise about adventures is that if you want to do a big one, you’re best off starting with something small. It’s the idea of the Doorstep Mile, which applies to most things in life.

Here’s some wisdom from Forrest Gump, demonstrating that if you want to run across a continent, the way to begin is by deciding to go for a little run…

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’md run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’md just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’md just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I’md gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’md gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go… you know… I went.

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  1. Such a waste of time… not the microadventures though. Click baits are ruining user’s TIME.

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