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Things to do before I die

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A few years ago, I did a list of “Things to do before I die.” It was quite an experience to list down simple things which I wanted to do in life.

As also reflected in my original list, the purpose of doing such a list is to know what exactly do I stand for?

What exactly do I want from life?

In a sense, it is an effort in search of purpose of existence.

During the last few years, I have gone through many ups and downs in life. These in turn have changed my desires and wants. So, I decided that may be, it was a good time to review the old list.

Things accomplished have been crossed out.

So, here it is.

v2.0 of what I want from life –

  1. Attend a F1 Grand Prix.
  2. See a real F1 car.
  3. Drive a Lamborghini.
  4. Have my portrait painted.
  5. Write a letter to Warren Buffet & receive a reply!
  6. Visit Omaha (Nebraska)
  7. Fall deeply (Rise) in love, helplessly and unconditionally.
  8. Take shower in a waterfall.
  9. Experience weightlessness.
  10. Sleep under the stars.
  11. Find a job I love.
  12. Donate money and put my name on something like a college scholarship.
  13. To customize a room in my house, with all the boys toys I want. (Nearest I got was to get the walls painted Red)
  14. Be regular in gym for 3 months in a row.
  15. Bench-press a weight equal to my own.
  16. Accept myself for what I am.
  17. Create my Family Tree. (Have lost it now)
  18. Have a corpus of 10 Crore rupees by 40.
  19. Make a home library.
  20. Watch a live cricket match.
  21. Do 20 kilometers on a bicycle in a go.
  22. Do 50 kilometers on a bicycle in a go.
  23. Work for a Fortune 500 organization.
  24. Boss the boss
  25. Climb on top of the Great Egyptian Pyramids and yell.
  26. Visit every continent.
  27. Get a tattoo.
  28. Pee in a village farm with wind blowing
  29. Visit all the states of India. (Done 13/28)
  30. Visit 100 Indian cities/places. (Done 71/100)
  31. Visit 50 countries. (Done 2/50)
  32. Write a guest column for a national financial newspaper.
  33. Start my own financial research & consulting practice.
  34. Give employment to atleast 10 people.
  35. Visit Ladakh.
  36. Go on a biking trip to a desert
  37. Get recognized by name of my blog J
  38. See the Aurora Borealis.
  39. See the Taj Mahal.
  40. See the Taj Mahal again.
  41. Get a movie made on a script written by me (Based on stock markets)
  42. Drive at more than 200kmph (Done 142kmph  145kmph 150kmph)
  43. Climb a small peak.
  44. Write a book & get it published.
  45. Drive along the entire coastline of India in a month. (>7500 Kms)
  46. Drive 1200 Kms in 24 Hours.
  47. See a tornado.
  48. Para-gliding (if not sky-diving)

Written by Dev

October 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm

11 Responses

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  1. I love how honest your list is! Full of things that matter to you!

    I have one too:

    Best of luck on living a full, extraordinarey life! 🙂


    February 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  2. I have my Family Tree..!! Yayy!! 😀


    March 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm

  3. Nice list you have made..”Climb on top of the Great Egyptian Pyramids and yell.” and “Visit every continent.” -> sounds fun.. maybe I will add it to my list.. 🙂

    Avada Kedavra

    August 27, 2009 at 5:42 am

  4. hope that u do every bit of the list…
    and jus LOOSE IT….!!!!!


    November 20, 2009 at 12:38 am

  5. Hey! Real nice list of things to do. =)

    Hope you do all of ’em.


    December 18, 2009 at 12:40 am

  6. Hi! First time on your blog! Interesting one.


    January 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

  7. A very interesting list, Dev! And it’s good to see some of them are crossed out already. Keep at it!


    December 29, 2010 at 6:18 pm

  8. @Priya
    Thanks Priya…this kind of list is one of the very few things that drive us…
    And I would prefer that I do add more to this list and am never able to completely cross our everything… 😉


    December 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm

  9. ahh I wish you have the like button 😀


    November 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

  10. @Decci
    🙂 Thanks


    November 14, 2011 at 1:02 am

  11. I love dancing, and with the fad of Flash Mob’s I too want to be a part of it. My friend already wished it( and it’s on my Wishberg’s Wishlist too. Hope to complete it soon!

    Rahul Pinto

    June 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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