Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Anti-Bucket List

By Will Deyamport, III, MSEd




















This posting was inspired by Robin Roffer's latest blog post: My Anti-Bucket List. After reading hers, I decided to write my own.

I will never:

1. Hold on to negative emotions, memories or relationships.

2. Work with people who don't believe in me or my vision.

3. Listen to naysayers and haters.

4. Be bullied into doing something I don't want to do.

5. Take the Greyhound.

6. Work to steal someone else's dream.

7. Vote Republican.

8. Go back to school. This doctorate is it.

9. Complain about what I don't have. I've been blessed with so much.

10. Treat people like crap. Karma is a b****.

11. Give family members advice.

12. Not believe in myself and what I am capable of accomplishing.

13. Compromise on what I believe in. Some things are not negotiable.

14. Get romantically involved with a woman who has kids. By the way, I am married with no children.

15. Eat something Alfredo. Yuck!

16. Live in a ghetto neighborhood.

17. Watch Fox News.

18. Think I am bigger than my britches. It's Southern thing.

19. Buy an Apple computer. 2k for a laptop is robbery.

20. Work for less than I am worth.

What’s on your anti-bucket list?

4 comments:

  1. Well, #5 will never be on my anti-bucket list. It's the cheapest way for me to see my folks in NY! ($18 RT)

    I will never compare myself to my friends--we all have different lives and priorities.

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  2. MB,

    Wife and I took a bus from Boston to Mississippi. Longest trip of my life... I like yours about your friends. It is so true.

    Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  3. Hello Dr. Deyamport,
    My name is Kevin Hutchinson,and I am a student in EDM310 at the University South Alabama. Your Anti-Bucket List is awesome. I also think that 2k for a laptop is insane, and I am tired of apple people telling me to buy one. Personally, I would have that in the top five of my bucket list. Your numbers 1,2,and 6 would be my 1,2,and 3. As a teacher, I feel staying positive is a must, and is definitely worthy of a number one ranking on any list. I may develop my own "Anti-Bucket List."

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  4. Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

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