Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How Similar Are Bucket Lists from Country to Country?

It seems the 2007 release of the movie "Bucket List" with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nichelson got a lot of people thinking about their own lives. I know it did me. I remember watching it and thinking about the '100 things I'd like to do in my lifetime list' that I had made years ago.

So when I was watching 'Breakfast' on TVNZ on Tuesday morning and they ran a story on New Zealander's bucket lists, it got me thinking. Are bucket lists similar from country to country?

Fidelity Life conducted a survey which revealed that if Kiwis had one year left to live and couldn't leave the country, they would choose travel over staying home with their families. Isn't that what the movie showed as well? Apparently 51% of Kiwis want to travel and the South Island of New Zealand is their #1 destination. To be more specific, visiting Stewart Island ranked #1, followed by doing the Milford Track at #2.

When I think of my own '100 things' list, I recall that I had only reached around 40 items at the time I wrote it. I don't remember exactly what is on the list, but I do recall that at least a third of the items included travelling.

What's on your bucket list?

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