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What's on your bucket list? What are some things that you want to do before you die?

The art of living and dying.
Call it a destiny, or an arbitrary selection of events;
Everyone who comes into existence perishes at one point.

It recently came across my mind that I really want to spend each day, doing something that matters, to me and to the world.
And there are some things that I'd always wanted to do, but was too busy, scared, or simply not prepared to try. (learning the salsa, for example)

While making my bucket list, I thought it would be cool to see what TEDsters' bucket lists would entail.

Thanks for sharing, and have a great day! :)

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    Aug 2 2011: I would like to deliver a TED talk.
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      Aug 2 2011: Hi Mark!

      Oh yes. One day, you'll be on the stage, delivering a talk on ROLE and its success. ;)
      Best of luck with your project and I'll look forward to seeing you on TED soon!
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        Aug 2 2011: I appreciate your confidence. Do you have any pull with June Cohen or Chris Anderson? I think my message on a Results Only Learning Environment is one worth hearing.

        Maybe when my book is released, they'll take note.

        Thanks again.
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          Aug 2 2011: Mark, I was just setting up a conversation about nominating a fellow TEDster to give a talk and here I see you volunteering yourself. I saw your site and it does seem to be one great way to improve our educaiotn system. I would nominate you!

          I don't exactly know how the TED conference gets organized but I'm sure they have great principles that they follow that's why we're seeing such great talks.

          Maybe one aspect is the nature of the talks being free to the world and when I visited your site I saw "TM" all over and maybe there's an apparent conflict?
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          Aug 2 2011: Hello, again!

          Well, Chris Anderson actually went to my school in India. (That's how I got to know about TED, because he came and delivered a speech at my school as a distinguished alumnus.) So I guess I can say I have an alumni connection with him.. though I highly doubt he'll know me. ;)

          I'm sure they'll take notice of your work once the idea spreads.
          Or maybe you can organize a TEDx conference?
          I'm not exactly sure how it works, but as far as I know, anybody can contact TED and organize TEDx.
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        Aug 2 2011: Hey Joe, thanks for the comments. Since I have a book coming out, an editor suggested that I trademark ROLE. I don't make any money off of my blog.

        If I could share the ROLE at at TED conference, I wouldn't be pushing a product. Rather, I'd be enlightening people about a reform idea that can change education as we know it. I think it would fit perfectly.
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          Aug 3 2011: Mark, here's the link about speaking at TED. I would love to suggest you as a speaker but I think you would have a better idea why your ideas are worth spreading. The FAQ says you can do it yourself. All the best!

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      Aug 2 2011: Yes... I agree. I have to figure out what I'd say :)
      I think it would be something like "finding moments of joy"
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        Aug 2 2011: Diane, if you are a TEDx organizer, you should certainly be able to speak at one. "Finding moments of joy" sounds beautiful.
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      Aug 3 2011: Helloo Eric!

      Wow.. This bucket list summarizes the life of a real adventurer.
      I can't even mention which one is my favorite, because each one of them is special.
      Thanks for sharing. :)
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          Aug 3 2011: Hi Eric

          Oooh, you're a little harsh on yourself. Traveling to 38 countries - I can't even imagine how cultrually experienced you are. And that is definitely above average in any sense! I've traveled to only 15, and I thought THAT was exceptional. :-)

          Well. I'll only mention a few since this could get rrreeeaaally long.

          First, one thing that stood out the most to me was number 11. To contribute to a revolution.
          I recently read a book called The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne, where he talks about striving to be an "ordinary radical." He redefines the term "revolution" in such a sense that my prejudice of a "revolution" being an archaic, messy thing completely vanished. Of course, the book being a Christian one, there were some things I couldn't fully agree, but the idea of challenging yourself to make a difference in such an inflexible world is fascinating in itself. I have no idea what kind of revolution I will partake in, but I've only just turned 20, and I don't think it's late to start thinking. :)

          Secondly, walking around an active volcano! I mean, isn't that crazy?! No real insight on this one, but I can only picture myself falling into the great depths of steaming lava. (I may have watched too many sci-fi movies.)

          Number 18 is not only adventurous, but also really romantic. And so is number 2.

          So Eric. If you were to achieve every one of these goals, you would be a "real adventurer."
          And planning is already a step forward. :-)

          Also, btw, I've hiked to Bandar Punch in the Himalayan region. And I think you've done some great things. Cheers!
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      Aug 3 2011: Your number one is my reason to live, funny though I didn't put it in the list. Hope we both publish those soon.
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          Aug 3 2011: I am an ad writer and practice it daily but not on books. To be honest I am trying to write fiction my friend. Got sci-fi's, a historical mystery, two others on love dramas but none of them are edited or published yet. I had also 2 quiz show formats and 2 TV seresl projects which are on yellow light. What about you?
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    Aug 2 2011: Plant, grow, pick up and eat my own vegetables. Something my grandparents did -as a hobby and source of what we would now call "organic" food, was lost in my parent´s generation and I think I should do it at least ones again. I haven´t tasted tomatoes as delicious as those ones. Among many many other things but that is the first thing that came to mind right away, maybe I´m hungry? :D
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      Aug 2 2011: Haha Valenti, your hunger definitely spoke to you. :D
      Anyway, with ever rising food prices, it would be a frugal decision to grow your own vegetables as well. One of the things I put on my bucket list was having a nice garden with a variety of flowers and plants. I think I should add growing vegetables. too. :-)
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        Aug 2 2011: Ok, so after having dinner with friends and in the comfort of my apartment let's see... now I would come up real quick with the following -not in order of priorities -
        1) Drive through the great Ocean Road in Australia
        2) See the Great Coral Reef
        3) Go to Bali
        4) Be a paradigm changer
        5) Start a family
        6) Own a house -maybe I'm not that much interesting?-
        7) Start my own business
        8) Make a documentary film
        I think 8 is enough now, I plan to write off half in a year :) (Not sure if possible yet, but the challenge is on)
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          Aug 3 2011: Number 3 is also on my list Valenti!
          And wow, making a documentary film! Sounds exciting. Can I get some details?
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    Aug 2 2011: At the top of my list is Make A Difference!

    I'm grateful to TED as curator of TEDxSanJoseCA gives me an opportunity to help spread ideas. I had this conversation with one of my speakers just yesterday as we discussed our theme "Pay It Forward." My small part is sharing the vision of what the conference could be and inspiring a team to make it happen. "You've created a TEDx family" was music to my ears.

    On a personal level ...

    Learn to sail
    Play the guitar
    Sleep in a room over the water
    Find a message in a bottle
    Live in Italy for a year
    Travel much more ... this list is endless. Banff, Croatia, Bali, New Zealand, Nova Scotia Portugal, Argentina...
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      Aug 3 2011: Hi Diane,
      I must say, your list is both inspiring and romantic.
      "Find a message in a bottle," particuarly, would be extraordinary. :-)

      I'm hoping to organize a TEDx conference when I get to college. I've only schemed through the criteria, but hopefully, I'll be able to hold one at some point. :D

      Thanks for sharing!
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    Aug 2 2011: Few quotes I heard from Nicki Minaj's song titled Moment for Life that made me realise that life is precious :

    -But to live doesn't mean you're alive
    -Everybody dies but not everybody lives

    Therefore, I planned to live before I die.To do what I like to do and to see what I want to see.That's all.
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      Aug 3 2011: Hi Muhammad.

      Simple but it truly encompasses everything. :)
      Thanks for your insight.
  • Aug 2 2011: 1. Learn to sail and tour the carribean
    2. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail in its entirety.
    3. Go to Burning Man
    4. See the Himalayas
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      Aug 2 2011: Hi Mario! :)
      Thant's an interesting list you've got up there!
      I've done number 4 (actually, I lived on a hill station on the lower ranges of the Himalayas), and the view is absolutely amazing! It's a must-see sight. :-)
  • Aug 2 2011: Some of mine would be;

    1.Learn an ancient and a modern language.
    2.Build and own a personal library.
    3.Wrestle with one hundred ferrets.

    (I believe the third one would be most difficult to organise...but if anyone out there knows of any ferret wrestling specialists, please put them in touch)
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      Aug 2 2011: Hallo Nicholas! :)

      Wrestle with one hundred ferrets?! That's a little scary. But I'll let you know if I can help in any way. haha :)
      Can you shed some light on why you would like to do that?
      • Aug 2 2011: I feel that if I can overcome the raw ferocity of a hundred angry ferrets I could do anything. Some might say wrestling an aligator/crocodile, or a bear is masculine. I say that you haven't stared death in the face until you've looked into the eyes of a vicious ferrets.
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    Aug 2 2011: flying a plane.
    jumping off from a plane with parachute.
    flying a helicopter.
    flying with paragliding and similar stuff.
    swimming in pacific.
    seeing lots of places that ı havent seen.
    adopting a kid not in a brangelina manner.
    diving to coral reefs.
    seeing acdc,radiohead and pearl jam.
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      Aug 2 2011: Hello Erol!
      Wow, I can see you're one ADVENTUROUS person! :-)
      And I must say, we have a lot in common in terms of our bucket lists!
      "adopting a kid not in a brangelina manner." haha :D

      seeing radiohead and pearl jam is also going up on my list.

  • Aug 2 2011: Sorry for my uncouth reply but surely doing everything with with the person you love is the best thing one can do. And the person doing it with you is bound to agree. kk
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      Aug 2 2011: Hi Jaeyun! (Korean right? 반갑습니다! ^^)

      Uncouth reply? No way. What makes anything you do worthwhile is whom you do it with and for. Thanks for sharing your insight! :-)
  • Aug 7 2011: I will continue to tell everybody that:

    It teaches you the culture of having and using weapon as a solution to the problem. It continues to kill as long as the culture of weapon remains.

    We are thirsty for peace. We are thirsty for learning. Let’s debate for any problem.
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    Aug 3 2011: I could be on this computer all day describing my bucket list, but my FIRST video that I saw on TED, was that you shouldn't share your goals and ambitions. That you should keep it to yourself. Because once you say it to someone, you feel accomplished already just because the other person accepts them. And because of that, you feel satisfied that you even have those goals and ambitions. So therefore, actually achieving your goals, would become less and less likely the more you talk about them. They conducted and experiment: They took "X" amount of adults. They gave all of those adults a task. Except, half of them told what their goals were for that challenge, and the other half kept it to themselves. It turned out that the ones that discussed their goal finished early were satisfied. And the other half ran out of time, and felt like they still had more to do with their challenge. I saw this video a long time ago, so I'm not really sure what the name of that video was. I think twice about telling my goals and ambitions to people now. Not because I don't want them to know, but because I need to accomplish all of them, and more :)
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      Aug 4 2011: Hi Ashley!
      I remember that talk as well, though I didn't completely agree. I thought that experiment was rather narrow and the conclusion seemed too far-fetched. I think there is a limit to how accomplished people could feel by simply mentioning them and the proof by the experiment only covered people's efficiency in short-term mechanical work.

      If I said, for instance, that I wanted to go to the North pole before i died, I don't think I would be any more satisfied than when I first thought of it. ;)
  • Aug 3 2011: I will learn and earn alot. But will give back to the community before I die.

    In writing what I learned and handover of what I earned.
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      Aug 3 2011: Hi Shokrullah.
      Learning and earning. Very broad and all-encompassing goals.
      I've seen somewhere on TED that it's better to share than to give.
      Why not begin sharing already, not just giving back to the community before you die?
      Thanks for sharing and best wishes! :)
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    Aug 3 2011: I will ensure no one is hurt by me & will strive to give something back to my community who gave me alot.
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      Aug 3 2011: Hi Rafi. :)
      Trying to ensure that no one is hurt by you will be a life long challenge.
      But it's a great insight on life.
      Thanks for sharing and all the best with your dreams!
  • Aug 2 2011: yeah korean.. Not many korean people here yet, I hope that changes. kk
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    Aug 2 2011: Hi Eun!, personally, more caring with family and friends and continuing efficiency in work.

    In global consciousness, my goal and my vision is to bring awareness to the underlying unity of our faiths and convictions and help ignite the power of our hearts and minds to help transform our world. One reason for being a TEDster!
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      Aug 2 2011: Hi Joe!
      Thanks for sharing. I see a lovely bucket list of a concerned citizen here. :-)
      Hope you'll be able to achieve each one of your personal and global visions. Cheers!