If you believe Tony Robbins, you’ll understand why having adventures in your life isn’t a self-indulgence, it’s part of our core needs as human beings. And he’s a pretty believable guy, since he actually researches this stuff quite a bit rather than just making it up.
Isn’t that great? You can now chuck the guilt you were feeling about taking a little of the family vacation money for your painting lessons, or parachuting trial, or whatever else is going to make you an expanded you. Here’s all the ammunition you need (from Tony’s site http://training.tonyrobbins.com/the-6-human-needs-why-we-do-what-we-do/ ):
The Six Human Needs
1. Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure
2. Uncertainty/Variety: the need for the unknown, change, new stimuli
3. Significance: feeling unique, important, special or needed
4. Connection/Love: a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something
5. Growth: an expansion of capacity, capability or understanding
6. Contribution: a sense of service and focus on helping, giving to and supporting others.
A solid 3 out of the 6 are absolutely met by adventuring – and the other three can get a bit of a hit too, if you work them into your plans.
So when you go to do your thing and somebody asks you how you can possibly presume to do so, you can say that Tony told you to do it. So there.