You know what the “bucket list” is … that line-up of things you want to experience before you “kick the bucket.”
Where did the “kick the bucket” saying come from anyway?
Well, it’s an English idiom. We’re not quite sure how the phrase originated. One theory is that it referred to death by hanging, whether by execution or suicide. The neck is placed into the noose. The bucket is kicked out from under the feet.
Nice. Not exactly an inspiring picture when one is creating a list of things they want to experience before they die!
Whatever the origin of the saying, we understand the bucket list aspiration: the zest for living, the passion to experience adventure …
- Ride a gondola in Venice, Italy
- Do stand-up comedy
- Leap from a plane or ride a zip line across tree tops
- Climb a mountain
We should seek to experience new and exciting things. And it’s more than just the experiences. Pushing on the edges can spark creativity and add energy throughout other areas of our lives.
I’d like to release the following perspective “into the wild” (the wilds of the internet) …