It seems everyone is making bucket lists again. Since I’m morbidly-inclined and the kind of person who wanted “Polly” and “Hurt” on my wedding playlist, I think this might be a good idea.
On the other hand, I flicked through an issue of Psychologies the other day (despite Julia bloody Roberts’ beaming face on the cover) and there was an article about why we make lists we never use. Basically it’s like touching wood – it gives us a false sense of control in an often crazy, sometimes shitty world.
The opposite of a Bucket List is a Fuckit List – stuff that you don’t care about doing before you die. The problem is a lot of people have stuff they think they should do or say they want to do, but deep down they’d rather watch the Lost box set.