Tyris wrote:Anyway, domo, I can't believe you are incapable of having adventures. Everyone can have an adventure. It's all in how we as individuals define the term. You simply need to find your definition.
I think that's the problem. My definition of 'adventure' is something exciting and unexpected. The problem is, if I go to the beach or the woods at 3AM, I'll know exactly what to expect, and it will happen, guaranteed. Go to the beach: I'll be alone. Yes, really, nobody else will be there. Try it. Go on a full moon? I expect to see a full moon reflected in the ocean. And yeah, there it'll be. And while it'll look pretty, it'll be exactly what I expected, and nowhere near exciting.
It's the same running into the streets problem from the beginning of the thread: sure, you could throw your keyboard away and run out into the street, expecting adventure and excitement to free you from your mundane life. But it won't happen. At the end of the street, you'll be out of breath, still in the street, and it'll look exactly the same as it has always looked.
Real adventure, for me, would be running a drug kartel or planning and executing a daring heist on a museum, then living a double life as a playboy businessman in the Riviera, who is leading a meta
double life as an international art thief.
But if I do that, I'll die within the hour. So it's not very enticing.
The sad fact of the matter is that we don't live in the xkcdverse where you can go somewhere deserted and a girl will fly by on a balloon, or where you walk down the hall or the street and you'll meet somebody who just had an epic dream where they met themselves and convinced themselves to speak with strangers. I guess this is why I dislike these life/love themed comics: they try to entice you take action and experience something, but it will never happen.
On another note, that's why I loved the nighttime reading one, which amounted to "even if this mystery thing does
happen, it's just going to be a disappointment." It was far more rooted in reality, which is why I liked it better.