Lifelist 101


Yesterday’s New York Times had an interesting article on the recent increase in lifelist literature, comprising books on the best seller list as well as upcoming movies. I have never really considered the places I should visit before I die (particularly since I no longer agree in the concept of “should”–it being a guilt-driven requirement demanded by another person or institution).

Regardless, if I had such a list, what would I want to do or accomplish? Let’s see:

  1. I want to live in France, especially in Provence where I can get inspired by the same colors and scenes that so affected Van Gogh.
  2. I want to finish my PhD. This is another story . . .
  3. Pay off my debt.
  4. ???

Hmm, this list is tougher than it seems. Like Hugh Hefner at the end of the NY Times, I can relate with his statement, “I honestly, can’t think of anything I don’t already have.”

I wonder what other people think about this?