1.an exciting or very unusual experience.
2.participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises:the spirit of adventure.
3.a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertainoutcome.
4.a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture
8.to venture to say or utter:to adventure an opinion.
When thinking about Fabien Cousteau’s adventure we can break it down into a couple of parts. He had a need to learn more about his environment, he acted on that need, he went on an adventure, and he learned from the experience. This cycle is something that we go through every single day in our lives. Sometimes however our adventures are merely going from home to work and back home again. This monotony changes the adventure into a structured non-risky experience. When we include a comfortable amount of risk into our experiences we are able to learn a lot about ourselves. This can come from taking karate lessons, yoga classes, going on a hiking trip, exploring a museum, helping feed the hungry at soup kitchen, etc.
No matter the experience if we are able to go outside ourselves and focus on an experience that can challenge us, renew us, and help direct us to a new lesson then we are able to gain something priceless and very valuable: knowledge. What is your next adventure? Will you go on a hiking trip? Will you help those in need? What comfortable risk will you take in order to learn more about yourself?
The next question after the adventure is: What are you going to do with that knowledge?
Adventure. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/adventure
Cousteau, F. (October 2014). “What I learned from spending 31 days underwater”. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from Ted.com website: http://www.ted.com/talks/fabien_cousteau_what_i_learned_from_spending_31_days_underwater#t-34257