Today I learned about the three types of fun, as categorized by outdoorsy folks:

  • Type 1 fun is just regular fun—fun while it’s happening.
  • Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect, after you’ve forgotten that you nearly lost fingers to frostbite or gotten mauled by a bear.
  • Type 3 fun is just plain not fun, not now and not ever.

From comments on Reddit:

There should really be a type 4 fun. Things that are fun at the time but you regret later, like being mean on the internet

Type 3 fun is actually enjoyable for others when you share those stories.

As a Vet I can say that the army is an expert in providing Type 2 and Type 3 fun while advertising Type 1 fun.

Mitch W @MitchW