After rereading many of my posts, it struck me how frequently I speak of death. This surprised me quite a bit because, if anyone, I’m someone who is obsessed with living life. With more goals and ambitions than I can count, it was shocking to see how at the same time, I appear to be death obsessed.
But that is wholly untrue. My obsession lies within the idea of embracing morality and making life worthwhile. St. Jerome was believed to keep a human skull on his desk to remind himself of mortality. So did H.L. Mencken and many philosophers. The concept is anything but new, but at the same time, I feel like it has never reached as many people as it should.
It sickens me to see people who, for the most part, go through the motions of life, never accomplishing the little things they dream of. And then it’s too late. They see that they’ve messed up, and always wonder what things could have been like.
Now I’m not advocating you quit your job and go out to become a hermit. That is far from what I am saying. Responsibilities are a part of morality. But, rather, add in what makes you happy and keeps you motivated!
With these ideas in mind, I set out on creating my own “bucket list” (it also seems like I have an obsession of taking on tasks…haha). It was around 3:00AM on Sunday when I started. I think your mind is most fresh when you are on the verge of a sleep deficiency. You are more vulnerable and honest.
My list came to be about 40 items long. Some were random and others were cliché. But all of them had meaning to me. Finally having all of this written down, it feels even more feasible.
I am tempted to share some of my own items, but at the same time, I don’t want to influence anyone’s list. You should put on it what you truly want to accomplish, not what think you should accomplish.
Go get writing! Keep it where you can see it, that way it’ll always be fresh in your mind and you’ll work towards it.
P.S.: The pictures are just random from around my home of things that make me happy. Like you should make your list do. Go do it. That is all. =)