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46 Things To Do Before I Die

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To tell the truth, I did not sit down to write this post in particular. It just happened that, late in the night, my eyes were as red as the stocks of the recessionary US markets and I was just about to switch myself off. It was then in my half asleep brain, that a powerful thought came. A thought, which asked me to jot down the stuff I want to do or want to have before I die. Seems easy…isn’t it?

Things to do

Ever tried making such a list? I did. And I bet it was damn ‘not so easy’ as it seems at first.

There are a few things I have been crossed out. Obviously they have been accomplished. As of now, I could only think of 46 things, but this list, is far from complete. And to tell the truth, I would never want to complete it. Because the things that are still uncrossed will keep me driving ahead. I just want to keep adding things.  

The main reason for me putting my valuable effort in a really silly list is that, I have still not been able to understand the purpose of my existence, or what I want to do with my life. But there is one thing that I have realized. And that is that I have still not done enough with my life.

So, I decided to put down a list of things I want to do before I die. This list is neither complete nor in any particular order. And soon, I would be putting up a dedicated page of ‘The things I want to do before I die’ on this blog. So everyone can track my updated list. 

So, lets see, what I want –  

  1. Attend at least one Formula 1 Grand Prix.
  2. Touch a real Formula 1 car.
  3. Touch a Lamborghini.
  4. Buy and drive a Lamborghini.
  5. Have my portrait painted.
  6. Write a letter to Warren Buffet & receive a reply!
  7. Fall deeply in love, helplessly and unconditionally.
  8. Shower in a waterfall.
  9. Experience weightlessness.
  10. Sleep under the stars.
  11. Find a job I love.
  12. Meet & shake hands with Warren Buffet.
  13. Donate money and put my name on something like a college scholarship.
  14. To customize a room in my house, with all the boys toys I want.
  15. Be regular in gym for 3 months in a row.
  16. Accept yourself for who you are.
  17. Create my Family Tree.
  18. Read all the Harry Potters.
  19. Have a corpus of 10 crore rupees.
  20. Attend Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in USA.
  21. Make a home library.
  22. Do 20 kilometers on a bicycle in a go.
  23. Do 50 kilometers on a bicycle in a go.
  24. Work for a Fortune 500 organization.
  25. Enter Indian politics
  26. Use solar energy efficiently.
  27. Learn my 3rd language.
  28. Climb on top of the Great Egyptian Pyramids and yell.
  29. Ride a bicycle on the Great Wall of China.
  30. Visit every continent.
  31. Get a tattoo with a meaning.
  32. Pee in a village farm with wind blowing πŸ™‚
  33. Visit all the states of India.
  34. Visit 100 Indian cities.
  35. Visit 50 countries.
  36. Write a guest column for a national newspaper on financial matters.
  37. Take Lumuhuku into the Technorati Top 100 list.
  38. Start my own financial consulting practice.
  39. Be a guest lecturer in IIM.
  40. Buy a Harley Davidson 
  41. Visit Ladakh.
  42. Date Elisha Cuthbert, Gul Panag, Gayatri Joshi, Sonali Bendre.
  43. Visit Egypt.
  44. See the Aurora Borealis.
  45. See the Taj Mahal.
  46. See the Taj Mahal again.


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Written by Dev

October 21, 2008 at 2:05 am

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  1. This is great Dev
    I’m motivated to make my own list


    October 21, 2008 at 9:57 am

  2. hmmm… i like it.. i agree wid nitesh.. u r d motivating force fr all.. i think evn i shud make 1 list nw..


    October 21, 2008 at 10:19 am

  3. must say the list is quite impressive..nd whosoever goes thru it will definitely be tempted nd motivated to make his own list too… but i think, at this pt of time, there cud be 1 one more addition to it(lucky 7)


    October 21, 2008 at 12:21 pm

  4. @Nitesh
    I think we all ought to know what we want from our life…if you make a list and realise what you want from your life, i’ll be glad.

    Ha Ha..I truly understand ur emotions dude…(‘unlucky’ 7) πŸ˜‰


    October 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm

  5. awesome list buddy, i know 3 languages, but the thing tht I would really want to do is to learn French n German. would love to make my list too, but thinkin of it i agree is not at all easy


    October 24, 2008 at 2:22 am

  6. Very Interesting! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

    Vikas Gupta

    February 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

  7. i love this post :)… and yes…i too am motivated to make my own list…..

    keep blogging πŸ™‚


    February 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

  8. @Sunnysideofliving
    Thanks. Hopefully I will be able to live upto my dreams.


    February 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

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