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20 Things to Do Before You Die


“The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win – you’re still a rat.”

While a funny observation on life, comedian Lily Tomlin’s words are also a sobering reminder that life is not always about getting ahead of the game and that success in life can be measured in very different ways. But how easy is it to break from the rat race and be the cat that gets the cream instead?

Life is one of the most beautiful gifts we have, but unfortunately we never know how long we have it for. In order to enjoy life to the fullest we must take a moment to plan out a list of the things we would most like to accomplish in life and set out to accomplish them. Undoubtedly you already have a few goals for your own bucket list, but if you need a little inspiration to get you going, try out one of our top 20 things to do before you die.

  1. Learn to play an instrument
  2. Set foot on all seven continents
  3. Have a professional massage
  4. Sleep outside
  5. Be a part of a flash mob
  6. Be a part of a police lineup (as a volunteer!)
  7. Attempt a Man vs. Food challenge
  8. Fire a gun
  9. Get your heart broken
  10. Experience failure and learn from it
  11. Catch, clean and prepare a fish
  12. Have at least one real conversation with a child
  13. Build something from scratch
  14. Bake something from scratch or learn to cook one full meal
  15. Go on a road trip
  16. Have a pen pal / make a friend from another country
  17. Partake in a random act of kindness
  18. Spend some time completely off the grid
  19. Attend a murder mystery dinner
  20. Make your own bucket list of things you want to do before you die

Share with us! What goals are on your own bucket list?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary permalink
    2013/05/01 10:24 am

    Quit your last job!

  2. 2015/06/03 8:40 am

    Attend the kentucky derby and have a mint julip.

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