questionsdo you have a "bucket list"?

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I have one but it's impossible for me to achieve.

My only goal left in life is to see Niagara falls. Problem is that I have developed agoraphobia so I will never make it there.

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No. "Speak for yourself Sir. I plan to live forever."

I actually live my life like I WILL live forever. You never know when it can be taken from you in an instant. This may sound like conflicting ideologies, but it only takes one incidence and you are nothing but a stain on the street. You can't plan your death, so it's not practical to 'live only for today' because there's probably another tomorrow. You can't spend your savings today because there's probably another tomorrow. The idea of a bucket list only makes sense to me if I know the date of my death, and to the detriment of all the websites that believe they can predict that, I would bet my own Mother that I doubt they are right.

With all that said, if there's something I want to do, I do it. I find a way to do it. If it's important enough for you, you WILL find a way to do it.

Carpe diem... but in moderation... remember, you ARE living forever. "...tomorrow the sun WILL rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"

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@ichigodiafuku: What was the point of pointing to an 8 month old question, that isn't the same question as this, that has 2 answers?

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@ichigodiafuku: That's an eight month old question.

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@tayl428: I hear you, on one hand. I think a bucket list is good to maybe work through things, because you don't know where you'll become a stain on the road.

I'm a vol. firefighter, so I see people who were going about their business, then I'm helping a coroner load them into a van. That's part of where the question comes from. Maybe it's a good thing, since it makes you work towards doing those "dream" things you want to do. And, maybe with your spouse and family.. making memories. Because, that's all some people are left with.

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I have a sort of vague bucket list. I usually just have two or three things on it that I work toward. I've already accomplished about a dozen things that were once on my bucket list. Right now the top two are to visit the Valley of Kings in Egypt and to swim with whale sharks. I am vacationing in Costa Rica this summer and I am trying to set up a whale shark adventure on that trip. The pyramids are still out of my reach. Bucket list things I have accomplished include walking the Great Wall of China and seeing the terra cotta army, climbing Chichenitza, visiting the Eiffel Tower, swimming with manatees, swimming with manta rays, swimming with dolphins, revisiting the city of my birth, visiting the Grand Canyon, riding an elephant and a camel, petting a tiger, cuddling an alligator, and swimming the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way I have had many adventures I didn't even dream of.

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I have a bucket list. It's not an actual written list but I've got one. I've already done a couple of the things that were on it. I'm looking forward to marking more off. I'm at a much more stable point in my life where doing what I want is not being over-ruled by doing what I should.

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@moondrake: Just make sure that swimming with the sharks is the last item on your bucket list.

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@cengland0: LOL. Whale sharks don't eat people. They are AMAZING! And of course seriously endangered. My main problem is that I don't scuba, I barely snorkel. I live in the desert and only swim once a year on vacation. But if I can get this whale shark excursion set up I am going to start swimming weekly at a public pool just to build up my confidence in the water so I can make the most of the experience.
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