I just got back from a water park. Holy smokes what a day!
What makes it even better is that I should have been at work. You might be wondering, what good reason does an adult have to be at a water park on a weekday?
I’ll give you 10 good reasons.
1. You’re in a state of childlike happiness.
When did we become so serious?
Why is it more fun to discuss politics at an expensive restaurant than to go on a water slide? Kids are smart. They know what is fun and they know how to be happy. A water park is the ideal place to learn from the best.
Stop being such an adult. Grab a rubber ring and head for the biggest, baddest slide you can find.
2. You’re freed from your work clothes.
There, I said it. It doesn’t matter if your suit’s from Walmart or Savile Row. A bathing suit is always more comfortable—and you can get it wet.
Isn’t it nice to get drenched and not have to worry?
3. You let go of your inhibitions.
You are never more real than when you’re hurtling down a super-steep water slide.
You can’t not be yourself. It feels great.
4. You can scream your head off.
On the scariest slides, you probably feel like screaming.
It’s okay. You can. Nobody will think you’re weird.
Find the steepest slide you can, feel the drop and start yelling.
5. At last, you win the water slide race.
Almost every water park has the slide were 5–10 people can race at once—and it’s always the heaviest kid who wins.
But now, you’re an adult. You are the heavy kid. You absolutely decimate the opposition.
6. You get soaked—and it doesn’t matter.
How often do you really feel the thrill of being drenched from head to toe?
Sure, you take showers, but that’s not the same. When it rains, we open an umbrella. When we see a puddle, we walk around it.
At a water park, it’s your mission to get soaked.
7. You realize your problems aren’t that big of a deal.
Before you go to a water park, it’s natural to feel too busy for it.
“Oh I have too much to do,” you say. “I haven’t time for such childish things.”
Please ignore those voices and go anyway. You have so much fun that you realize just how unimportant most of your problems are.
8. You come home exhausted—really exhausted.
You were having so much fun that you forgot you were tired and hungry.
After a trip to a water park, all you can do is sit on the couch and crash.
It’s a good feeling. The next day you feel completely refreshed.
9. You have absolute, undisturbed fun with your family.
A water park isn’t real life. This is 100% pure fantasy.
And that means nothing can get in the way of you having fun. No phone calls. No emails. Nothing.
You get to spend the entire day with your family undisturbed.
10. You’re better equipped to deal with adult life again.
If you want to solve problems, it’s essential that you stay positive.
Water parks make you happy. Nothing boosts your mood faster, and that means you’re more effective in the morning.
Do you know someone who seriously needs to visit a water park?
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. Everyone can benefit from a day at a water park.
So please share this article. We adults need an extra nudge.
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