I know bucket lists are all the rage. Many people are inspired to write down “100 Things I’ll Do Before I Die.” That’s pretty inspiring. I have stuff I want to do before I die. A mental short list of specific things. I haven’t compiled a written list. And I won’t feel like a failure if I don’t git-r-done.
But I think there’s some things a man thinks he’s got to do to fulfill his man destiny. To become a man. To feel like a man. And he might be less of a man if he doesn’t do them. Not true. Fulfill your bucket list dreams, but don’t feel like less of a man if you don’t ever get to these in your lifetime.
Run with the Bulls
The stuff of legend that every bucket list needs right? Nah, if you don’t do this before you die, you’ll be quite alright and still a good dude.
Deliver a baby while trapped in an elevator
In my mental list of things I do need to do before I die, I want to stop a crime and save a life. Like badassery stuff. You know, kick a villainous thief in the throat and knee him in the groin so hard I cause septic leakage.
Wow, well that was off point. If you die without being a big moment hero, that’s fine. The greatest bucket list thing to kill is serving people and putting others first.
Save children from a burning orphanage
Actually, this is how I want to die. Not before I die. During my death I want to be defending orphans, in a burning building, while fighting off at least 30 evil doers.
I like blogging. It’s great to write stuff to help people and inspire. I want to continue to sharpen my writing ability, and by doing so continue to grow my overall communication skills.
But if you feel the urge to blog just cuz, or it’s on your bucket list, don’t feel bad if you don’t get around to it. For some it’s just a means of catharsis, an online open journal for all to read.
Stick it to the man
Ever played in your mind what it would be like to quit your job and tell your boss off that’s been giving you hell for years? Well, that would be pretty cool to do. Yet, it might impede your ability to get great employ in the future. So, if you don’t do it, you’ll be all good.
Travel to your dream location
I live in my dream location. San Diego. I can die now.
I think people should travel. I’ve been to India, El Salvador, Panama, Mexico. I’ll count NYC as a separate country. And I suppose Canada is too.
Don’t make it your priority to vacation in your dream spot before you die. I suggest traveling to the place that will most change you before you die. For me, it was sleeping near some of the poorest people in the world in India.
Do something that could get you killed
Ride elephants in Vietnam while they’re swimming
You’re life can still be pretty awesome and manly without doing the most insanely complicated thing you can dream up for a bucket list.
Get in a bar fight
But I want to so bad…At least I’ll know how to win…
Grow a beard
If you can’t grow a beard, you don’t have to have one to be manly. If it’s that important to you, I have heard of guys putting Rogaine on their face.
Own a motorcycle
It’s very very cool. But a death machine. If you own a bike I know you think I’m a “cager.” But I’ve seen a man, in front of my car, turn over his bike as his body slid down the street. He got up, alive, but injured.
I have a cousin that scalped himself while riding a bike. Literally. Peeled the top of his head off (it was still attached to the back). He flopped it back on and slid his hat over to keep it tacked down as blood streamed down his face. He walked his broken bike down the rode until some teenagers dragged him into the back of their truck and drove him to the hospital.
I won’t own a motorcycle in my lifetime.
Own a huge truck
There is a scientific correlation with large trucks and small penis size.
Read a list on a men’s site
Bucket lists are awesome by the way.