Responding to the profile: The Adventurous Life Of John Goddard

A. John Goddard explains what motivated him to write his list. Why do you think he has spent his life trying to do everything on the list?

  • John spent his life trying to accomplish his goals to live his life to the fullest.

B.Imagine yourself at sixty-four. Describe what you think your life might be like.

  • I might have a blurry eyes and need to wear glasses. I might be close to retirement. I might go back to the Philippines with my wife and kids.


C. List ten things you would like to do or accomplish before you’re forty. Realistically which ones do you think you will do?

Things that I want to do before I turned forty:

  • Horseback riding
  • Win a championship in basketball
  • Learn to play piano
  • Learn to speak different languages
  • Climb Mount Everest
  • Travel around the world
  • Fly a rocketship  
  • Train to be a military soldier
  • Be a teacher
  • Eat every popular food from around the world

D. If you had to choose between a life far-off adventure by yourself or staying in one place with friends and family, Which one would you choose? Explain your choice.

  • I choose to stay in one place with friends and family because I want to experience happiness with my friends and family.


E. What do you think of the goals listed? Which would be the easiest to accomplish? The hardest? Why?

  • I think the most easiest to accomplish is to learn jujitsu.  The hardest would be to explore the Amazon. This would be a dangerous adventure because you don’t know what animals you can encounter in Amazon.
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