8 Weird Things Everyone Should Try Once While They’re Young

2. WWOOF Your Way Around The World

Everyone wants to travel while they’re young, but it’s often easier said than done due to a lack of money. After all, how are you supposed to go on a life-changing backpacking trip around Europe when you can barely afford pizza bagels? That’s when WWOOFing comes in. WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Basically, you volunteer on a farm in exchange for lodging, food, and the opportunity to learn about organic lifestyles.

There are so many farm locations that you can probably find one near where you live. Or, if you can scrounge up airfare, you can travel abroad and stay in a foreign country for free. It really is a win-win for both sides, and an excellent way to try something new without spending much money.

3. Go To A Nude Beach

Nude beaches attract people from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, and that’s precisely why you should go. It isn’t about being nude, but about being cool with your body (and everyone else’s) and having a freeing experience in the sun. And, as an added bonus, you’ll get to hang out with some really nice people. When I visited a nude beach I noticed that everyone had a we’re-all-in-this-weird-situation-together type mentality, so they were way friendlier than the average beach goer (in a totally not creepy way, I swear.)

4. Try Out Various Jobs

One good way to become a well-rounded adult is to see world from multiple perspectives. I’ve worked as a camp counselor, a maid, a barista, and a writer (obviously), among other things, so I feel like I have a pretty good idea about what makes people tick. I also believe that having various jobs also makes you way more chill when dealing with strangers (i.e., you’ll be more understanding when you’re food is late at a restaurant, you’ll be nicer to telemarketers, etc.) Take advantage of your pre-career youthfulness and try out as many jobs as possible.

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