What it actually comes down to is possessing a few key personality traits. You’ve got to be extremely open to new experiences (meeting new people all the time, fearless when it comes to trying new things), be willing to take risks (throw yourself into unfamiliar situations) and you’ve got to like people (show interest in everyone you meet, don’t assume they’re creeps until proven otherwise, have a generally positive attitude).

Now, I’m not suggesting that everyone can have access to the kinds of insane opportunities and experiences my friend does. But it does strike me that if you use these general principles as a guide, you can inject your life with a whole lot more magic. It’s certainly more effective than buying a pair of shoes that are only going to hurt your feet.

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