Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

I went to see this movie last night. Let me suggest that any of you who have passed the threshold of 70 must go to see it. The writers must have written the dialogue before the strike as it was superbly written. The messages keep coming out all thru the movie.
If you are not familiar with the story, it concerns two dying men placed together in a hospital room. One is a tycoon, the other a car mechanic. They both receive death notices about the same time and decide to use the list as a basis on how to spend the few months left to them. I will stop right here as I don’t want to take away from the experience except to say, if you come away feeling as I did you might wish to make changes in your routine with the years remaining to you. I may not do spectacular exploits as they did but I will keep the thought in mind as I plan my life.

Jack B. Walters
3961 N. Hillwood Circle
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 722-2958
February 13, 2008
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2 comments:

moon-beam said...

Interesting.

drsam93 said...

I don't think anyone should wait until they are 70 or older to create a Bucket List. A friend of mine and I created a list of things we wanted to do before we reached 40 years of age while we were in college. For example, I wanted to design a house, and have it built. I did. After reaching 40, we both made another list.

Frommer, the travel writer, recommends that people make a list of travel destinations. Long-range planning can, for example, balance age and money, as well as give direction. For example, do an African Safari while younger, and a cruise when older. Expensive trips can be done in odd years while cheaper trips done in even years.

Don't wait until you are 70 to make a list, and see the movie too.