Another complete rip-off post today :)
I read this post by Mr. 1500 and liked the concept. Here is my anti-bucket list of things I never want to do.
1. Apply for a job
I never want to go through another formal employment interview process again. I don't intend to be in formal employment after I leave my current job in 2022 (like doing projects and freelancing, don't like having a daily schedule).
2. Own lots of property
I am very happy with my flat and ideally wouldn't need anything else. I certainly don't want any holiday houses (that's what hotels and AirB&Bs are for) or rental properties (that is what REITs are for).
3. Drive expensive cars
I don't like driving and I am not good at it. Every time I see an expensive car my mind goes into Terminator vision mode, except that instead of targets it shows me depreciation and the opportunity cost in terms of lost passive income based on the purchase price...
4. Go to clubs
I think I hit sixty a couple of decades early. I can't even stand noisy restaurants or pubs any more, so the idea of paying to go into a club is a bit of a stretch now. In fact, you'd have to pay me (quite a lot of money).
5. Do a Ph.D
My second MA almost killed me (took me six years to finish instead of the normal two) and I only managed to because I ran out of extensions and my dissertation supervisor was excellent and supportive. Never again.
6. Climb serious mountains
Cold, altitude sickness, risk of death, discomfort? No thanks. I enjoy the pretty pictures (this blog of Japanese and other mountains, sadly gone now, was stunning) but I'm not interested in participating.
7. Hunt animals
I shot a stingray once with a harpoon gun and felt terrible about it (felt slightly better once I realized it had already been dead when I shot it) but I don't feel any need to kill things myself.
8. Play golf
Tried it a few times. Not a fan. Can think of better ways to combine walking and enjoying fresh air.
9. Go to a Disney park
Managed to avoid it so far, hoping to avoid it in the future. The cost, the crowds, the saccharine curated experience. Probably not for me. Like most of the films though :)
10. Go shopping during major sales
Black Friday, the new year sales in Japan, any time crowds of people gather drunk on the promise of cheap crap I do not want to be anywhere near them. My favourite time to go shopping is on weekday evenings, just before closing. Tends to be just me and the staff. Although recently I just buy stuff online, and I for one welcome our new Amazonian overlord.
So that is my anti-bucket list.
How about you? Any pet peeves? Do you think I am an idiot for any of the entries above? Have a go at changing my mind in the comments ;)