I'm making a list of 100 things to do before I die and am up to 73. And the first one of them is done. I have published the list somewhere on the Interweb and plan on adding/editing/crossing off things from the list, providing proof for the things I've done, and keeping track of how the list changes over time. My number one outwardly verbalized goal (not counting the one I have decided not to
Keeping a list up-to-date seems like a fairly trivial task. Directly, it has no value. But indirectly, it has a few effects that I think are non-trivial, and actually really cool.
* If this list is up-to-date, it means I will have to constantly think about the things on the list and remove/add things as they come up. Finding things that are
* I can keep myself accountable when something on the list becomes possible. Like shaving my head. There is no excuse for something to be on the list and to not do it when it becomes possible. If I don't do it, then I should take it off the list.
* I can blame the list. Some things on the list are pretty silly or possibly questionable as things that should be done without a good reason. Being on the list becomes the explicit reason, and allows me to keep my ambiguous motivations ambiguous, if there are any.
* If the list runs out of items, I'll know that my time here is up.
Any suggestions for things that should be added to the list? If anyone else feels like making a list, it might be fun to share notes, but I can't reveal the entire list to anyone quite yet.