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    Default Do you enjoy being lost?

    I love it. It doesn't happen to me often but when it does I get a real kick out of it. There are a bunch of reasons I like it, none of which would interest you I'm sure.

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    I am a mixed bag here.

    I love getting lost and having the challenge of finding my way back -- that part is fun, where I can test my sense of direction and my intuition and knowledge.

    Unfortunately, I am usually on a tight time-frame with things, or have some things I wanted to do; getting lost means I waste a lot of time and miss out on some things I was hoping to do.

    So it's like a balance between the "fun" of puzzling my way out, versus the inconvenience of wasted time.
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    I love it... sometimes.

    I use to try to getmyself lost when walking around in new areas... And I'm a real expert at getting lost when I drive... must to the irritation of those with me (All that said, my sense of direction and map reading is pretty good... I just like the concept of driving off somewhere I've never been...)

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    Hmm, it very much depends on where I'm lost.

    I've fallen asleep on the Tube and woken up in god-knows-where with the lines about to close. That isn't fun, since I do vaguely value my life and don't particularly want to get stabbed/mugged on a random walk home.

    On the other hand it can be fun to try and work out where you are and form a strategy for getting back to where you want to be. This might involve:

    a) aimless driving/rambling, taking in the sights at a leisurely pace until the fact you're actually lost starts to settle in
    b) a gut instinct that's inevitably wrong but somehow still gets you where you're going
    c) asking passers by
    d) thinking (in a drunken stupour) that a mate would probably find it funny if you rang them at 3 in the morning and asked them to load up Multimap and guide you home.

    (d) is a mistake you only make once.
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    Getting lost is either good or bad. I don't mind getting lost if I'm not scheduled to do anything -- it's an opportune time to explore and perhaps be inspired with new ideas. However, if I get lost because I can't find a place that I'm supposed to be, then that's a very bad thing.

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    When I move to a new location, I often intentionally try to get lost and then find my way back. It really helps me learn a place and I enjoy the little discoveries along the way.

    But if I get lost when I have stuff to do and places to be--very very not good.

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    I have an excellent sense of direction, so it's really hard for me to get lost.
    But if I don't have any plans I sometimes take the scenic route.
    I don't wanna!

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    I don't mind being lost. I often enjoy the challenge trying to find my way back from somewhere foreign to somewhere familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I love it. It doesn't happen to me often but when it does I get a real kick out of it. There are a bunch of reasons I like it, none of which would interest you I'm sure.
    Haha, my INFP friend got lost in the Georgian woods - twice!

    (And by Georgia I mean the other Georgia.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dansker View Post
    I don't mind being lost. I often enjoy the challenge trying to find my way back from somewhere foreign to somewhere familiar.
    Then there are times when I do something like this;



    I started at the Red click, ended at the blue one... and wanted to be at the pin. I have never heard the end of me getting so into the countryside out there... But I was enjoying it. My GF became much less amused when her phone switched to roaming
    Last edited by ptgatsby; 01-21-2008 at 12:13 PM.

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