1001 Things To Do If You Dare


1001What this book is about…. -Be Bold and Expand your life!!

1001 Things To Do If You Dare by Ben Malisow is a book that lists things that you can do that can be challenging but fun(?). Some dares are as easy riding a rollercoaster and some dares are as extreme as doing a base jump. And some are just outright insane and possibly idiotic…such as “Drive a motor vehicle on a frozen lake.” But whatever suits you, but be cautious no matter how much of a dare devil you are, some may even be fatal.

All these dares are rated based on how crazy they are. Riding a roller coaster is rated with one “skull” while wrestling an alligator is rated with 5 “skulls.” Some dares are something that is very typical that may have or will happen in your life such as “quit your job” or “break up with your gf or bf.” Some dares are what most consider pretty extreme such as “Base jump from a tall building.” Some are even illegal such as “stealing a car.” Some are very humane such as “Buy a lunch for a homeless person.”

Whatever it is, this book is definitely entertaining and a good source of information for you to challenge your boldness in real life. And if you are an adrenaline junkie, this book is definitely for you.

My little story…

pexels-photo-largeI believe I purchased this book while I was still in the Marines when I saw this book in a book store. I’ve already accomplished some short term goals off my bucket list that can be pretty challenging such as Skydiving, bungee jumping, and etc. So I thought it may be interesting to get some more ideas off this book to try out other things that I felt like it’s going to challenge me and fun facing fear. See…I believe facing fear is one of the best ways to really LIVE YOUR LIFE and expand your horizon the fastest. Anyways, I forgot about this book until I was going through my closet and found it again! And as I skimmed through this book, I had an AHA moment….this can definitely spice up my life a little more! Also there were some things I’ve already tried and made me feel proud that I’ve already done some extreme things off of those lists!

So here I am introducing this book and I’d like to share some stories of mine that I’ve already tried that’s on the list that I think will be well worth sharing and that maybe you can try them too! And also I’ll add some more that I will have tried in the future. So stay tuned!

(I’m not advocating any of these activities for everyone. If you are willing to try some, do it at your own caution. Some may be very dangerous to your health, so use good judgments)

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  1. JammySammy says:

    I love the idea off of this book, I am the kind of person who would pick up this book and go with it until I had done all of them.

    I know it would take a while, to do and I just don’t know if I have time, please can you inspire me to get this book today with an amazing experience of yours, it sounds like you have a few from being in the marines.

    Thanks JS

    • Joon Park says:

      Yes, I started writing about some of the experiences I had that are mentioned in the book. And will some more in the future that I find very interesting. I don’t think you actually wanna do all 1001 things. Some are just outrageous and even suicidal…and some are just idiotic depends on your perspective. Like playing russian roulette, getting a tattoo on your face, run from a cop, reproduce, remain child free rest of your life, get divorced…lol the list goes on. Some cannot be done because they are contradicting….like one list says remain child free, other says reproduce and reproduce more.

  2. ariefw says:

    Can you give me more ideas from the book? All those things you mentioned are “very common”.
    Yes, bungee jumping is extreme but nowadays it is very common.

    I want a bit more previews before I decided to buy this book or not. If all the 1001 things are very common, why would I buy the book, right?

    • Joon Park says:

      Yes a lot of things are “commonly” talked about but are they “commonly” experienced though? The book gives you a lot of ideas that may seem like it’s not much but not a lot of people tend to go out of their comfort zone to actually try them out. How many people do you know that have actually “popped a wheelie on a car,” “fly a hanglider,” “went base jumping,” “wrestle an alligator,” “Tell a first date you’re only interested in kinky sex?” Lists goes on. And there are more reviews from others if you click on the link above. If you are still not sure, it can be previewed at a bookstore. For some this book can be read or not read just for entertaining purpose. For some, these are great ideas to try something new in real life or challenge their comfortable bubbles.

  3. Alyssa says:

    Love the title and overall gist of the book. Its funny, even when I was a kid playing Truth or Dare I always picked Truth! What is it about doing daring things that increases the quality of our lives (if it doesn’t end it, first)? I suppose we were created to grow and one of the ways we can do that is by challenging ourselves to do daring/scary things. The older (e.g. creakier) I get, the more I find I turn the daring challenges inward, not outward. For example, get a Twitter account vice base jump. Both for me represent a debarkation from safety. But getting a Twitter account doesn’t require a parachute!
    Thanks for the review and inspiration.

    • Joon Park says:

      Twitter account can be pretty daring! lol. I try to stay away from social medias, afraid that it’s going to suck me into what’s popular and kill my individuality and creativity lol. Personally, I find challenging fear seem very liberating! It does something to your brain and opens up a whole new world and perspective that you never knew that existed. To me it almost equals freedom. It’s a way to access natural high. It “wakes” you up.

      Thank you for your wonderful comment!

  4. Michel says:

    Interesting looking book, but I guess this book must be for the very brave at heart.

    I love rollercoasters, but I would never dream of wrestling with an alligator. No thanks – love my life too much to risk it.

    I would also love to try sky diving one day, but I think I will go for a tandem one first to try it out.

    • Joon Park says:

      Haha yeah there are certain thing is just too crazy. Even wrestling an alligator, it’s not on my things to do list. But who knows, if I cross out everything on my list and want to venture out more….you never know where you will land in life. Skydiving is cool thing to try out. But based on my own experience, it wasn’t meeting my expectation. It wasn’t as crazy as I thought. But everyone’s different. The first one is required to be tandem. I think after first one you were allowed to do freefall if my memory’s correct.

    • Joon Park says:

      Haha wow! I didn’t expect the actual author to stop by and leave a comment! I don’t know if I won’t wrestle a crocodile, but getting married or reproducing another child seem pretty crazy to me lol. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Adam says:

    Thank you very much for this great article, you encouraged me a lot! 🙂
    You encouraged me to LIVE instead of surviving. I think it’s crucially important to step out from the comfort zone. It is such a pity to live life without doing memorable stuff…

    Best regards, keep up the great work! 🙂


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