Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

1-4-bucket“Kick the Bucket,” is an english idiom meaning “to die” originating from the notion that people hanged themselves by standing on a bucket with a rope around their neck and then kick the bucket away. It led me to question, “Will people regret their life the second before they die?”

According to “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying”, one of the answers were that a lot of people wish they had more courage to live a life true to themselves, not the life others expected of them. The author, Bronnie Ware, a palliative nurse, mentioned,  “it is the most common regret because when people realize that their life is almost over and look back, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled.”

If someone asks, “Then what can we do to fulfill our life and die without regrets?”

I would recommend them to write a Bucket list,a list of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplished before they “kick” the bucket.

Think about what you want to be, what you want to have, what you want to do before death…It is the first step towards accomplishing the goals you have made.

In an interview with JSR, Julia Y. said “I think bucket lists are the best way to live like myself. It reminds me of a quote ‘One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now’ of Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian novelist. I agree with him. I want to die without regrets and I think Bucket lists can be a stepping stone to achieve it.”

Sometimes, a bucket list can be harder to list than you expect because most of the people start with excessively high target such as losing 22 pounds in two weeks or taking a selfie with a lion. But as one erases and adds items to his or her Bucket list one can truly see what he or she really wants.

We may be missing a lot of moments that we did not even realize. How about starting a bucket list today, in preparation for an unrepenting life to the end?


Da Young Gloria Yoon

Da Young Gloria Yoon

Da Young Gloria Yoon has been JSR member since 2015. She is a sophomore in Cresskill High school and enjoys watching movies as well as reading recent news articles. She hopes to use her voice effectively for social justice.

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