I watched the movie, “The Bucket List”. So I thought before I kick the bucket I should come up with my own personal phucket list. Here’s mine:
- Waiting for the good opinion of others. Phucket!
- Yearning for a quorum of affirmative support. Phucket!
- Excusing the obnoxious and unkind because they are Christians. Phucket!
- Hiding my true colors. Phucket!
- Pining for the endorsement and applause of the authorities. Phucket!
- Pleasing everybody and offending no one. Phucket!
- Mincing words. Phucket!
- Subsidizing the “Christian Cheap” in myself and others. Phucket!
- Waiting for minds to change before I proceed in my search for truth. Phucket!
- Fearing the reactions of those who encounter me. Phucket!
While I did not see The Bucket List, I will still clang in with a quick list:
- Caring about what other people think.
- Fretting over taking of personal stances that may conflict with professional position and status.
- Being bashful about scholarly pursuits, reading, and nerdy quest for increased knowledge and wisdom in economics math, philosophy, psychology, science, theology, or any other field of study.
- Giving in to selfish pleasure in lieu of serving others.
- Opting for silence instead of calling out for justice.
- Aggressively attacking ideological foes from outside in, as opposed to captivating, cultivating, inculcating metanoia in an upside-down,”left-handed”, inside-out mode.
- Second guessing myself for doing the right thing.
- The urge to “dumb down” things, rather than to elevate the consciousness of the audience.
- Worrying about how silly beginner strides appear when launching into new disciplines, engaging in new endeavors and entering into new practices.
- Waiting for approval before I begin.
What’s on your phucket list?