Question 1: What’s a Bucket List?
Well, the problem starts with people not knowing that ‘kicking the bucket’ is a Euphemism for ‘dying’. People who still don’t know this? IT IS!!! So when I say Bucket List, it means a list of things I want to do before I kick the bucket i.e. before I die. My Bucket List blog (http://vedantilist.wordpress.com/) caption says that out loud!
Question 2: What do you include?
Personally, I think it shouldn’t be life’s aims and goals like I want to achieve Nirvana or I want to become Warren Buffet. It shouldn’t be some obvious or inevitable thing like I want to become a mother or I want to buy a new sofa. I think it should be more about things you want to experience, or are interested in, or think will benefit yourself or others. For examples, please check my Bucket List! (http://vedantilist.wordpress.com/) But then again, it’s my own opinion. You can totally add weekly waxing or 2 beer-glasses to your bucket list…
Question 3: Why do you need one?
Because you want to do those things? OK, fine. If you say that those things are in your mind, so why do you need a ‘list’ as such? See, the thing is that sometimes (read, most of the times) you get so tangled up in every day life that you forget to do things for yourself, spend time with yourself and basically be selfish. It’s required sometimes! SO, this list is a way for you to keep what you want to do in front of your eyes. So you never forget. Or grab every opportunity to go get it!
Have I convinced you? I hope so!