Aside from its sobering, morbid name (I guess 'The Bucket List' was taken?) I'm intrigued by MTV's newest reality show, The Buried Life.
In fact, this is the first MTV reality show since The Real World (circa 1992-1996) that hasn't made me feel shallow, judgmental, cynical and/or ashamed of America (and myself for watching).
The premise of this new show is pretty simple: "1 question. 4 guys. 100 things to do before you die." For every task the guys cross off the list, they help somebody accomplish a task off their own -- a "pay it forward" kind of gesture.
The question: What do you want to do before you die?
I compiled a list like this a few years ago and recently revisited it. Here's what's I came up with. What's on yours?
- Visit Jerusalem
- Meet a president
- Produce a movie
- Build a church
- Buy a house
- Start a business
- Interview Sir Paul McCartney
- Watch the Super Bowl from the Super Bowl
- Be a mentor to another businesswoman
- Make a completely irrational decision
- Attend a taping of Saturday Night Live
- Create a comprehensive family history book
- Go to Norway and meet my relatives
- Finish a triathlon
- Become a mom
- Figure out the significance of 4-8-15-16-23-42
- Go skydiving
- Learn another language (and use it)
- Join the board of a non-profit
- Record a song
See Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2,Van Morrison and Tom Petty in concert
- Publish a book
- Have a painting displayed in a gallery
- Work for a music magazine
- Travel to my ancestors' village in Ireland
- Save a life
- Go to the Olympics