Is it wise to make a 'Bucket List'

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Martyn Wright profile image84
    Martyn Wrightposted 6 years ago

    Is it wise to make a 'Bucket List'

    Most of us have probably  seen the Film 'The Bucket List' but is it wise to make one of your own, knowing that you might never cross off all the "to do's".

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/6932554_f260.jpg

  2. BSloan profile image75
    BSloanposted 6 years ago

    I think a bucket list is a great idea for putting down on paper everything you would like to see and do before you die. 
    They say that writing it down and imagining what you want to do is the first step to actually doing it. 
    Besides, once you check off your items on your list you feel a sense of accomplishment.

  3. neildabb profile image72
    neildabbposted 6 years ago

    Yes, or at the very least it's a good idea.  Even if you don't cross off all the "to do's" it gives you something to work for, and as mentioned in another answer, achieving goals gives you a great sense of accomplishment.

    And in case you're concerned about such things, making the list does not mean you're being morbid and preparing to die.  It's being responsible and making preparations for an event that none of us can avoid.  I'm sorry, but none of us gets out of life alive.  Make the list and enjoy life while you can!

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I say yes. Because the more you cross off the better you will feel. It is a sense of accomplish and that you will always remember to do something you have wanted to.

  5. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I'm not about to live my life with dying on my mind, or even at the back of my mind.  I aim for what I want in my life, and that's it.  I live as if I'll live to be 150, and if it turns out that I don't (which, of course, it most likely will), and that I miss doing some things - well, whatever.  I won't be around to feel bad about it.  I'd rather live without having dying on my mind, than die without ever living without having dying on my mind.

  6. Volitans profile image83
    Volitansposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't. Life is about living, not checking things off of lists. If I decide to go scuba diving, it'll be because I choose to go scuba diving, not so that I can check it off my list.

    But, different strokes for different folks. I hate to-do lists and don't get any satisfaction from them, but other people do.

  7. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/6935239_f260.jpg

    I wouldn't say it is a wise thing to do or not do as you most likely will never finish it off  unless it is a very short one !- We keep adding to it as we learn about more places  but it is fun seeing all the fun things you want to do and then the ones you have done . I hate a to do list of housework but a bucket list is a reminder of fun things to do & places to see ! Ours is a very big list and at the top is doing a hot air balloon ride !
    I have ridden a camel, fed a dolphin, swam with a turtle , been in a seaplane etc & next week we fly to Qld & will accomplish my snorkeling  in the Whitsundays . Writing it down helps you achieve it as you work towards it more .
    The photo of Horizontal Falls where we stayed a night was taken by me out of a seaplane which was on my list !!

  8. cfin profile image82
    cfinposted 6 years ago

    Why not! As long as you are light hearted and find it fun. Like everything else in life, for some people it helps to make a list. I know I wouldn't get everything done without one.

  9. Jace Jensen profile image52
    Jace Jensenposted 6 years ago

    Martyn,
       Of course it's wise to make a "Bucket List". Not in some Jack/Morgan kind of way, but in the way that you know what you'd like to do before you die and know that time is infinite although your life is not. A Bucket List is not so much a list of "to do's" as you call it, but more of an acknowledgment of life and death. We all have things we'd like to do, and in an effort to organize and realize these dreams a bucket list would come in handy. Start with things you want to do most, form a budget/plan on how to do it, and then embark on your journey. Life is what you make it and there's no one to stop you but yourself.
       So, yes. Make a list. Don't worry about not achieving everything on it, instead, live your life to the fullest and have no regrets. See the Eiffel Tower, the London Bridge, the Taj Mahal, whatever your fancy may be, and don't let the fact that you have everyday mundane stuff in your way.
       Best of luck mate.
         -Jace

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)