In today’s times, what is our idea of fun? To most youngsters, it means hanging out at pubs with friends, going out to expensive cafes, watching movies together, and to some enlightened ones, fun is also in going for trips and treks.
Sharing and remembering stories of friends when they were totally sloshed does seem entertaining, no doubt! But, haven’t the young people made this idea of fun too expensive to afford? Not just in terms of money, but in terms of health as well!
Why do we need alcohol to do crazy things? Why do we need to go to expensive cafes for a chat with friends? Why not sit randomly at staircases instead?
Remember the childhood days? We were lucky to have been kids in the 90s. We were not as addicted to cellphones and the internet world then. Also most of us did not get enough pocket money to afford going out for lavish dinners or brunches. Well, lucky us!
We knew how to have fun gossiping with the closest friends all night. We stared at the moon and stars so often. We would be happy sipping evening tea at home and calling up friends for no reason, or maybe even meeting them to just spend some good time at home.
When did being at home become boring, and when did going out somewhere become a compulsion to have a good time?
I think it’s time to not be a prey to these fads, that not just limit our sense of enjoyment, but are also heavy on our pockets and are harmful for our health.
I think it’s time we invite our friends to our homes and maybe give them a treat of home made food. We play our favorite music and sip tea together. We forget the enmity of this world and learn to trust again, share secrets and be innocent together.
It’s time we create stories from each other and let each other write a better one by adding quality to our lives.
So, what’s your idea of fun? Would love to know and would love it more if you knew it yourself! 😉
With responses from friends and few of my own ideas, I have listed below some activities that you can do and that would cost you nothing! Keep sharing and I will update the list. 🙂
- Go outdoors! Play some sports – cricket, badminton, football?
- Dance like crazy!
- Go bicycle riding.
- Learn a new song – sing, play, and if you like share. 🙂
- Cook something special.
- Play with kids and listen to their philosophy and logic. You wouldn’t be disappointed, I bet!
- Go for a walk. Enjoy the company of pleasant weather.
- Watch FRIENDS for the nth time.
- Write something, or paint. Create a piece of art.
- Play cards with friends, or any indoor game that you like. 🙂
- Go swimming.
- Spend time with grandparents.
- Learn speaking a new language.
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