Disclaimer: No pun intended, anywhere.
If you were one of those kids who only ate chicken nuggets and spaghetti with butter because you were an assh*le, then I’m sure it was quite a breakthrough for you and your family when you tried sushi for the first time.
Or when you asked your dad to buy you a chicken cutlet hero and he actually ordered breaded eggplant and you totally had no idea until he pointed at you and started laughing.
When faced with the decision of whether or not to surrender to our fears or to embrace them, many times, we regret not taking advantage of precious opportunities.
This may mean feeling too afraid to raise your hand in class and share your opinion about animal cruelty, or something else captivating that other people may truly enjoy hearing.
As much as our generation likes to speak about how diverse we are with our mission trips to third world countries and our enthusiasm for creepy French films, most of us are terribly boring and culturally inexperienced.
Let’s consider a personal inexperience of mine that I’m not so antsy to try: anal play. I’m sure there must be a lot more to learn about that part of our bodies, but I’ve never totally (or even partially) had the urge to explore it.
If you’re one of those guys who thinks going down on a girl is punishment, then eating her butthole is equivalent to winning a trip to Somalia with Joan Rivers. As in, it's like torture. But that’s because it is torture, right? Well, not exactly.
There are plenty of people who fetishize the anus and plenty of others who couldn't care less about it. But, is the butt that big of a deal? In the big picture, it’s disgraceful how quick we are to push things away before considering whether or not to try them.
If you’ve gone skydiving, think about how completely panicked you were in the plane, but how it ended up being one of the coolest things you’ve ever done.
Imagine if you approached life with that same confidence. No matter how difficult, time consuming, annoying or smelly things can seem, you’ll never know until you get your hands dirty.
So please, don’t submit to your fears. Instead, fondle them.