You have to admit, there are a lot of weird things that we have made as a society and this is kinda just funny to me. I don’t know why though, but like the concept of a bucket list is so weird. We literally plan out a step-by-step guide to what we are going do before we die, but we rarely even finish it. And the name too! I just realised not that long ago that it is called a bucket list because it is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. That is funny to me for some reason. We just normalise it, like “hey, what do you plan to do before your heart starts beating and you fall into the unknown?” Hmm, let me think Jessica. And then we literally have the audacity to put the most meaningless things in it like ‘eat a boojum burrito’ bitch people do that every day, I mean it isn’t that hard. Or they would say ‘get rid of all of my toxic friends’. You should be doing that anyways Britney! Like you aren’t that special.
It also seems quite creepy whenever people tick things off the list and then you are just thinking “ah, one step closer to being able to die happily” like the fuck! What are you gonna do when you finish the list? It isn’t a bloody scavenger hunt. It isn’t like a game where you win after completing all your tasks. And besides, if you have it all done by the time you are 30, 40 or 50, you still have at least half of your life left so what are you going to do? Just sit on the sofa with a deranged smile on your face thinking “I am completely depressed with fuck all going on in my life, but hey, I finished my bucket list lol”. I think I would prefer to be spontaneous and live life as it comes and do things when I get the chance. Why would you see a sign for something and be like “yes, let me add that to my bucket list even though there is a 100% chance I will never actually do it because it is just a fucking piece of paper”. Go and do it! You have the option to do it now! And I know that is a bit hypocritical from what I had just said about doing everything quickly, but it means that you don’t have to stick to a plan, you can just go and look back later and think “damn I really did that much”.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I want to be able to have a life that people would want to have on their bucket list… if that even makes any sense. But you get what I mean. We all make our lives so structured and so laid out that we miss out on all the opportunities we could of had, just to achieve goals that we don’t always meet. What if, instead of a bucket list, we had a bucket diary where we write down everything exciting that we have done because then you can look back at your relaxed, eventful life and see the things that you hadn’t even planned to do but loved. We can’t live our lives like levels of a game, we gotta make it into a book. The most exciting thing that anyone has ever read. That way you can live your life as though it will be a best selling book instead of waste of paper.
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