BUCKET LISTS have a grim quality about them. Once they’re completed, what else is there to live for?
They nag at you. Even if life gets in the way of completion, they sit impatiently to be done. They are potentially dangerous; things you always wanted in your youth might now be dangerous or foolhardy in later years. They represent delayed gratification; a future reward for living the right life now – a bit like heaven.
Retirement planners like bucket lists because they provide a reason why you employ them.