Having goals is good, yeah, but I'm wondering if this goes a bit too far.
The implicit message in the bucket list is 'do this while you can, because you won't have the chance again', and that either ignores the possibility of an afterlife, or at best makes it kind of bleak, a place of sitting around playing harps, and longing for the good ol' days back on Earth.
It makes heaven a place of lack, and that seems to me to be rather ungrateful-in-advance.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to visit the Grand Canyon or go parasailing or see the Louvre; worthy goals all. But to want to store up experiences...it just seems like hedging one's bets.
"Of course I'm a Christian, and I believe I'll be spending eternity with God, but I'd like to take along these memories..."
In case I get bored with God...right?
What do you think?
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