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regarding you are an expert on bucket list , I have some question and confused

1- from long time before knowing bucket list philosophy , I had written on my journal my whole desires which reach 100 items , yesterday when I try to writing my bucket list , I reached 40 items and still have a lot to complete but I fond that the items listed on both desires and buck list is almost common , so whats the difference from your point of view ?

2- is are something unrealistic on my bucket list , unfortunately the majority related to self fullfillment and satisfaction and enjoyment , the minor is related to my message and make people happy , so please comment ?

3- I m multi - talented persons has 30 yrs old does bucket list philosophy is suitable for me because , distraction is my major problem on my live ?

4- I think bucket list made for rich people and the countries of first world , so what matter for someone have little financial potentials and live on development country which obligate him to take a visa for any place he want to visit ? not like Europeans or American who can travel anywhere with their passports , so bucket list theory  for specific peoples not anyone can achieve his list or items on it ?

5- does bucket list may contain something for owning for instance have a classic home on specific island or the bucket list must contain something to implement not to owe

6-- can you share my bucket list and give me your commentary if you mind ?

thanks and best regards

Sorry to be late in responding. I have been ill.

1.) A bucket list is only a list, and a list is only a means of helping us get organized enough to do what we want to do. Anything you want that you don't have is likely to wind up on your bucket list. That's true for all of us. At the same time, no one HAS to do a bucket list. It is merely a tool for living life, if you want to live life that way.

2.) I can't comment on how realistic your bucket list items are without seeing the list.

3.) Since distraction is a problem, any organizing technique, including lists, is likely to be useful for you.

4.) Regardless of restrictions, anyone can make a list of items he wants to have done, and do them. Whether they can realistically be done, given restrictions and finances, is another question entirely.

5.) A bucket list can be anything you want it to be. It can contain anything you want. Of course, one must be realistic about what is and is not likely to be possible. As a 65-year-old liver transplant recipient, I am not going to be selected to be the first human on Mars, no matter how much I want to go.

6.) I would be happy to look over your bucket list if you want to send it to me.

Hope this helps.




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Charles K. MacKay


I can answer a number of questions in philosophy; my academic concentrations (graduate school at Cornell) are ethics, political philosophy, and 19th-century German philosophy (Marx, Hegel, and hangers-on.)



BA, New College, 1971, Philosophy and Religion
Awarded four graduate fellowships upon graduation

MA, Cornell University, 1974
Social and Political Philosophy, Danforth Fellowship

All course work and dissertation drafts completed for Ph.D. Cornell University, 1971-1975, Social and Political Philosophy, Danforth Fellowship

Courses in statistics and microeconomics, George Washington University and The American University, 1976-1978

EXPERIENCE: Health Insurance Specialist 2005 - Present
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service
US Department of Health and Human Services

Allentown Business School Instructor (Computer Science) 2003 - 2005

Northampton Community College
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy 2003 -2005

Lehigh County Community College
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science


Medicare Made Easy (with Charles B. Inlander) Addison-Wesley, 1989

Good Operations, Bad Operations (with Charles B. Inlander) Viking Press, 1993

Health Rebooted: Information Changes Everything (in press), 2008

Bachelor of Arts, Philosphy and Religion, New College, 1971 Master of Arts, Social and Political Philosophy, Cornell University, 1975

Awards and Honors
Danforth Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

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