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I find it useful to think of things in terms of degrees of removal from our motivation.

If our ambition is, say, to become a painter, and we will go to whatever lengths it takes to do so, then becoming a painter would be zero degrees removed from our motivation. If, however, we think it would be kinda cool to maybe do a little bit of painting in our spare time, then becoming a painter would earn its place on our bucket list.

A bucket list lists things that are one degree removed from our motivation, but I assume that there are many more degrees of removal, up until we begin to come across the things that we would hate to do. The bucket-bucket list is what houses the things which we'd kinda kinda like to do, and which will probably never get done.

In other words, the bucket-bucket list is a deposit for near-totally abandoned goals and dreams. Maybe being a firefighter-astronaut is on your bucket-bucket list as a goal you had when you were a child. Etc. Anyway, I'm imagining that a bucket-bucket list is quite revealing of the secondary and subliminal aspects of one's personality.

Some things on my bucket-bucket list:
  • Raising a family
  • Becoming an actor
  • Becoming a guitarist
  • Becoming a mathematician
By way of contrast, some things on my bucket list:
  • Becoming a comedian
  • Traveling the world
  • Forming a long-term relationship with a member of the opposite sex
And some things on my actual list:
  • Becoming a writer
  • Cultivating myself
  • Graduating from high school
  • Living in a way reasonably removed from civilization
So, what found its place on your bucket-bucket list?

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Discussion Starter #3
Are you sure that's how it works?

Isn't the bucket-list your first line of things you wish to accomplish?

Change bucket list to bucket-bucket list and bucket-bucket list to bucket-bucket-bucket list and we're good.

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Ok, so on my Bucket*3 list you'd find:
  • Get a girlfriend
  • Become un-fat
  • Find something that I like to do(a hobby essentially)
  • Actually construct something that is functional
That's what I can think of.

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Bucket²+¹ list:
  • Get rid of acne
  • Find a job
  • Master japanese and french
Bucket² list:
  • Care about acne at all
  • Care about finding a job
  • Care about mastering japanese and french
Bucket list:
  • Learn how to be a good bass player
  • Buy a new graphics board to play new-gen games
  • Finishing high school and get into college
  • Know everything about cognitive functions so I can type myself properly (in a function sense, you can't actually understand everything that is in your mind, at full extent, however).
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