Thursday, March 11, 2010

What do you wanna do before you die

The other day I sat down to watch this show on MTV called The Buried Life. It's a show about four young guys in their twenties that go around the US trying to accomplish things they wanna do in their list of things to do before they die. Here's the list they did. I found this show very inspiring, especially with the things they do in the show. The very first episode I saw was when they were trying to get to play basketball with Obama. They talked to lots of people on the streets, congressmen, secretaries, commisioners, radio show, etc. to try to get the word to Obama. Sadly, they were given the notice that Obama is a very busy man and has a very tight schedule. Sometimes, things can seem impossible, but doesnt mean that you cant get any close to it. After all, its the intention and the effort that really count. Makes me think that you have to really try your best if you want to archieve something. You might not be successful sometimes, but other times, you can definetly archieve what you want.

What was the most inspiring was that, sometimes they go on the streets and ask people what they wanna do before they die. And they pick one of those answers to make them reality. Like that blind guy who used to ride horses when little, and now he hasnt ridden a horse in more than 20 years. So the guys got him to ride a horse again. And the feeling was really overwhelming to see the guy's face when he rode the horse, and how much that meant for him. Another was these two guys who wanted to reunite with their high school friends and hang out by the lake they used to. Well they got to, and the guys realized that no matter how much time goes by, some things always stay the same. And the third example is when this guy wanted to meet his father he never met, and they finally did in the end.

It's just a really really inspiring show. It warms my heart that there are goodness in people, like these 4 guys who help these people accomplish what they want. In return, other people help them to do what they want. The whole idea about this is to connect with people, get your word out there and do they best you can. I am really glad that this kind of reality tv show exists where people are actually doing something useful, unlike some crappy shows out there that has no purpose. It also makes people reflect about their lives and see how much there is to life than sitting on your desk all day working or studying. Ambitions are what keep you motivated about life and keep your mind alive.

What do YOU wanna do before you die?

Here is my list of things I wanna do before I die (that I haven't accomplished yet):
  • Go to Europe
  • Go skydiving
  • Ride a gondola in Venice
  • Attend a major sporting event: the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the U.S. Open
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go skippy-dipping
  • Be an extra in a film or music video
  • Go to an Ellen Degenres show
  • Pet a kangaroo
  • Go on a roadtrip across a country
  • Be in a canoe on a lake
  • Stay awake for 24 hrs
  • Celebrate New Years in Times Square
  • Go to Rio de Janeiro Carnival
  • Go to the Great Canyon
  • Grow a garden
  • Learn how to surf
  • Go on a blind date
  • Donate money to Skate4Cancer
  • Play casino in Las Vegas
  • Catch a fish while fishing
  • Graduate from university
  • Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  • Learn to bartend
  • Get married at the beach
  • Watch a Cirque Du Soleil show
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • Go on a country festival
  • Have a campfire by the beach playing guitar and eating s'mores
That's all I got for now. It's very likely that it's gonna get longer than this.

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