I noticed a trend in all the titles of my posts they either end with an exclamation or an elipces (the three dots). Did you the reader see that trend too? If yes, great observation skills and for that I am thanking you with the post of the day that talks about bucket, wish lists and new year resolutions. Even if you didn't notice this trend; you still get to read the post; you see I am equally discriminatory and have equal apathy to all irrespective of gender, race and ability...
The bucket list was unheard of by me until I watched The Bucket List (2007);
starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. We’ve all got a mental tally of our hopes and aspirations. You look anywhere online, and successful businessmen, influencers, gym heroes and athletes will tell you that writing down your goals makes them become a reality.
Few of us take the time to do it, but once it’s on paper, it’s like you’re more accountable to achieve it. Could this be the meaning of a bucket list? How do we know if we’re doing it right? What even is a bucket list?
Let’s find out, shall we?
What Is A Bucket List? By definition, a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”. For many years only people facing imminent death compiled a bucket list. More recently, since the expression has gained momentum, the meaning is thankfully less morbid. The term “bucket list” descends from the phrase “before you kick the bucket”. Hence its initial connotations that you’re terminally ill if you make one.
Now, a bucket list is nice to have but to fuel it you need money; that prompts you to start saving for retirement. This is a dream scenario for a middle class man/ family since inflation gets you by the balls and just surviving the monthly expenses is hard enough to crack your nuts. In conclusion; a bucketlist is a good thing to have for those who have retired rich irrespective of having a terminal illness.
The next list on the list is the wish list; according to amazon and other eCommerce websites; Wish lists are collections of desired products saved by customers to their user account, signifying interest without immediate intent to purchase. It's not like wishing up on a shooting star or wishing that you win a million in the next lottery. However, it's hope that someday when you have the need or resources you will fullfil your wish; without a genie being involved!
This is my favorite of all; the new year resolution; every year we make one and either fail or succeed. For me there has been only one resolution every year and I have been really good at failing at it year after year. I would say I am a consistent performer when it comes to giving up smoking; or there of not giving up smoking.
You might have a bucket list, you might have a wish list and you might have a resolution for the year all that is good and fabulous and very impressive; however John Lennon said "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans" and it just takes a monkey to throw a wrench in your plan to mess everything up. This monkey can be your family, your boss, your neighbor, God and his advocates and if not them it might just be you!
Readers if you have interesting stories about your wish, bucket lists or new year resolutions please share them in the comments.
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