Me? I’d like to be a modern day Renaissance ‘man’.
Learn extensively. Dedicate, easily, 40 years (not necessarily consecutively) of my life to learning: Geology, Carpentry, Philosophy, Anthropology, Aerospace engineering, Culinary arts, Zoology, Ecology, Genetics, Theater, Warfare, Botany, Sailing, Mining, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Public Service, Marine biology… the list goes on.
Travel extensively. Whether education driven, or actually performing the work. Learn the language, observe the local customs, eat their food, drink their poison, fight their battles, mourn their losses, rejoice in their accomplishments.
Write extensively. Live to tell the stories.