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What is something that truly makes you feel alive?

Asked by onesecondregrets (2591points) January 28th, 2009

Like what is something that you could do forever and feel like the passion you have for it could never die.
Or something that makes you realize why life is worth sticking around for because of the way it makes you feel.

If you got more than one, tell ‘em all. I wanna know.

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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Music.. and being a dad.

kevbo's avatar

A great conversation with someone new.
A giant physical accomplishment, such as a long hike.
Being high, if only for the heightened sensory experiences (but not something I could do forever).
Watching a great modern dance performance.

augustlan's avatar

Any time I am truly in the moment. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does…oh, life is beautiful!

Bluefreedom's avatar

A picnic in the park on a Sunday afternoon.

A full afternoon of watching movies and playing video games with friends.

Spending a day at the zoo and marveling at all the diversity and beauty in the animal kingdom.

The glowing smile from my wife each day.

Skipping out on a work day to play golf.

Doing volunteer work for a charitable organization.

Totally immersing myself in a great book.

Lounging on the couch with a cup of coffee on a stormy day and listening to the rainfall.

Being a small but meaningful cog in the giant gear of Fluther.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Being near the ocean.

buster's avatar

Busting my ass on a skateboard. I never feel more alive than when I am in pain. I get up and skate some more. I think I am addicted to my own endorphins and I reach some higher consciousness from the pain. When I am skating Im focused on skating. I forget everything thats ugly, bad, and fucked up in my life. For those moments I feel truly alive.

Staalesen's avatar

MY old job.. When we were about to arrest or otherwise get the bad guys :)

madcapper's avatar

Being drunk is fun…
Finishing an art piece I have been working on for a while, and actually liking it is exhilarating!

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bythebay's avatar

Laughing with my kids; the Ocean; skiing (snow); a nice mountain hike; music.

jonsblond's avatar

A blizzard.

A good laugh.

A long hike in the woods.

A Lake Superior sunset.

Catching a large fish.

Leaves falling.

A bonfire.

Jumping into a cold lake.

A kiss from my hubby and kids.

Dark chocolate.

wundayatta's avatar

Improvising with the guys in front of a dancing audience. Better than anything except sex.

mea05key's avatar

making love all night long without the need to get up to work in the morning.

listen to music, sleep, watch movie, spend time with friends/family, no need to think about work.

madcapper's avatar

@mea05key clearly grammar isn’t on the list…

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