True that, I guess I have staying alive as a sort of overarching meta-goal, but it certainly makes it to the very top of the to-do list between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on a Thursday
- Get laid
No chance mate (neither have I). Whats no 2?
Not exactly the same but some things on this thread.
Oddly enough just after reading your post something popped up on the browser splash screen on my works PC about bucket list goals for over 55’s. Apparently these are the top 40.
Not my choices and a lot don’t really appeal like tattoo’s, parachuting etc. but each to their own.
Obviously several of us on here will have done things like London marathon I’m never likely to have the talent or ability for anything arty or musical so they’re straight out of the window! And for #30 I’m sure Helvellyn tri will do
- Visit Australia
- Visit all eight new Wonders of the World
- Fly in First or Business Class
- Swim with dolphins
- Drive along Route 66 in America
- Write a novel
- Go travelling
- Live in another country
- Reunite with a lost best friend
- See a shooting star
- Do a skydive
- Meet a Royal
- Go to space
- Rent a wildly expensive car for an afternoon
- Cycle through Europe
- Walk on the red carpet
- Cage diving with sharks
- Dive to a shipwreck
- Explore an abandoned building
- Sleep in the jungle
- Climb a mountain
- Try surfing
- Stay in VIP camping at Glastonbury
- Go paragliding
- Chase a tornado
- Walk on the wing of a plane
- Get a tattoo
- Go skinny-dipping
- Release an album
- Swim in ice-cold water
- Run the London Marathon
- Cycle to Paris
- Go on stage at a music festival
- Ride a motorbike
- Be on a reality TV show
- Run a 10k
- Join a band
- Do a one-armed press-up
- Swim the English Channel
- Hold a venomous snake
21/40 for me
Hmm, I’m not sure #1 counts for you I’m pretty sure you must have been chased off snakes before!
Edit: hmm about 10 for me
Technically flying in Concorde might have got you 2?
5 for me
Seems my life is as exciting as my house/work mapping.
What an absolutely shite list, most of them are trivial, you don’t exactly want them very much, sure going into space or doing a 1 arm press-up ain’t easy - but if you can’t be bothered to visit the local tattooist, take your clothes off and go for a swim, chuck 20 quid to the guy who rents our the surf boards or motorbikes, dress up as a school kid and hang out in pizza express then are they really f’ing goals you actually seriously have?
Of course, I’m blaming the wrong people, it’s the lack of vision in the twenty-something survey designer who put up the suggestions to write “yeah, these are the sort of thing old people might want to do” They should put RANT on the list too for a bit of realism.
13.5 I’d say
The IM red carpet, right?
Oh and 6 for me, if you count the school outdoor swimming pools as ice cold (I do!) and if you count the avoiding drowning as swimming. But there’s only one other I’d want to do, and that’s not enough to even do some two armed ones as a means to get there…
Yeah, I’d agree with you on that generally. A few are just none to specific and they probably asked people that hadn’t done much.
Only have to go outside on a nighttime and look upwards and there’s a good chance of seeing a shooting star.
I can think of a lot better things to do.
But yeah. Pretty generic list!
Anyone released an album lately?