The different kinds of bucket lists are:
1. Going somewhere:
- Going places list – Lake Titicaca, Machu Pichu or Barcelona
- Visiting places at certain times – Visiting Paris to experience the blue moment of a late summer evening, attending Hanami or cherry blossom viewing in Japan in May
- Visiting places or venues for a sole purpose – Visiting Louvre to stand before the Oedipus and the Sphinx by Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, being in Valencian town of Buñol to throw tomatoes at other people.
2. Learning something new:
- Learning new skills – Learn a new language like Portuguese or Swahili or join an evening class to learn digital photography.
- Change your attitude – Start meditating or do Tai-chi daily or pay attention to how your words or actions affects other people’s moods
- Doing something you’ve never done – Start making new friends or go and talk with three new strangers every day, or riding a bicycle rather than drive
- Finish something left undone – Take that manuscript out of the drawer and finish your first novel or start writing your life story or forgive your ex.
- Where did I originally get the idea for this?
- Where can I get more information about this?
- Who will help me realise this dream?
- How can I get in touch with a person who has really done this before?
- The oldest person to have climbed Mount Everest is 76 years old.
- The youngest person to have swum the English Channel is only 11.
- An 82-year-old former Nepalese minister tried to climb Mount Everest (and died) - Embrace death with a smile when it comes.
- And an intrepid 98 years old doing her Master’s degree - It's never too late for great achievements.
- Here is an 80-year-old celebrating 50 years of marriage by skydiving off a plane - Live in style and not full of regrets.
But you need not copy anyone else's bucket list or ideas. The most important thing is that whatever you put on that list has meaning for you.
Onye ji onye n’ani ji onwe ya: “He who will hold another person down in the mud must remain in the mud to keep him down.”