Randomness is Your Best Friend

Ben Kunz on his G+ (with written permission):
Randomness
Some people I know wonder why I post so much on G+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What if strangers find out I’m not home? they ask, and their hints of fear rise — clients firing them, job interviews lost, relationships broken, or just acting dumb. But my motivation is just this: I’m exposing myself to randomness. All the best things in my life have occurred because I stepped outside with no plan and no idea what I would do. A former newspaper editor was a dick; he called the office one day, asking for a ride, I gave it to him, we ended up friends and when he left for a hot-shot consulting firm, he called again with a job offer that changed my career to marketing. Or in the most important moment of my life, I stepped onto a college sidewalk — a one-way path across a campus green 200 yards long — right next to a gorgeous redhead in spandex and a crew shell. I wouldn’t usually approach such a girl, but we had to talk, for about 10 minutes. 15 seconds earlier or later I would have missed that chat. That girl is now my wife. Randomness is cool. Start typing. Get the fuck out there.”

This is the easiest way to throw boredom out the door:
Be random. Do random. Act random.

-Walk a different path to school.
-Take a different bus route.
-High-five folks that are passing by.
-Wear a ridiculous article of clothing.
-Get a new haircut.
-Say hi to tons of strangers.
-Message someone interesting on Twitter.
-Send a quick e-mail to show appreciation to someone.
-Hand $5 to someone who looks like they need coffee.
-Walk backwards.
-Take a photo of the grass.
-Pay for the person behind you.
-Step outside and wander around randomly.

Brainstorm other ways to be random. Feel free to share it in the comments.

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