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Ciarán Scanlon

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I'm 16. Summer is here. What should I do?

My last few summers have been spent in my room reading and playing video games. I feel that I am wasting my time and when summer finishes I feel that I have wasted 3 months of my life. I don't that to happen this year. So what should I do?

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  • May 25 2012: Welll, you are young enough not to "really" need summer cash, not old enough to have many marketable skills yet, young enough to have lots of energy so I would...
    get on the internet and find local volunteer activities or intern possibilities that don't pay much if anything but are the basis for more interesting activities later.
    For example if you are interested in arts, help out at local live theatre, if you are interested in animals, intern at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, volunteer at a food bank, volunteer at a historical park. There is an equine centre near me that help special needs kids with therapy horses that uses volunteers. See if there is something like that near you.
    Do something expansive, larger than yourself right now.
    You are nearing the last of the summers where you can spend 8 or 10 hours a day doing something just for interest.
    Video games are for losers.
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      May 25 2012: Gordon
      I think spending 8 or 10 hours a day doing specific task is killing time.
      But I don’t think that video games are for losers.
      If it is, so 99% of people are losers, although, in that situation I don’t like to be a winner anymore…

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