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Top 5: Ways to learn more about yourself

 by Nicole Fuggs
 published on Thursday, April 20, 2006

<em>Photo courtesy of KRT Wire</em>/issues/arts/696767
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1. Travel by yourself:
Backpack through Europe or study abroad without the security of your pals. This could be your chance to do and see things you want to, not do and see what your little brother, your parents or your girlfriend want to. Exploring places on your own forces you to rely on yourself.

2. Trace your roots:
Finding out more about your ancestors can tell you a lot about who you are and who you'll become. Talk to your grandparents about their parents and their memories. Remember, you're taking the risk of possibly finding out more than you ever wanted to know. Noon - 6pm

3. Make your life a "Family Guy" episode:
Try to recall the funniest or most memorable moments in your life. Then, write it out as if it were a sitcom. This is a great way to record your memoirs for your children to read someday or just compose a story that will make your friends laugh.

4. Don't be a prude:
This doesn't mean go out and have a bunch of sex. It means try things that you never thought you would. It could be as simple as eating Indian food for the first time or as daring as bungee B.A.S.E jumping (leaping from high places with a parachute and a prayer that you land safely).

5. Take a road trip with friends:
Discover how much you can put up with, since everyone takes on different roles in the car: the snoring sleeper, the backseat driver, the singer and the person who loves the out-of-state-license-plate game just a little too much. You may have been on road trips before, but spending time with your buddies in such close quarters is the best ways to learn who you are by discovering more about your friends.

Reach the reporter at nicolle.fuggs@asu.edu.



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