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How Your Bucket List Is Actually Holding You Back Rather Than Pushing Your Boundaries

Brianna Stimpson of Elite Daily takes us through a tale of falsely checking off our bucket list. She shows us why we should aim to experience our bucket lists and not just check them off.

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On a humid day in the congested city of Bangkok, I decided to visit Wat Pho, the largest and oldest temple complex in the city. There lives a giant gold reclining Buddha — the largest in Thailand.

Superlatives like “oldest” and “largest” attract tourists who seek out sights and experiences that they want to remember for the rest of their lives.

I observed the reclining Buddha quickly, annoyed by every tuk-tuk driver I met on the way who claimed to have a “special deal” just for me; annoyed by the group of Western girls that broke every single local custom possible; annoyed by the specific path I was told to take around the room, the clothes I was told to wear and the drums I was told to drop money in.

Having “been to” Wat Pho, I mercifully allowed myself to head back to the hotel for a much needed day off from battling the crowds. If I had a list, I would have checked “largest reclining golden Buddha in Thailand” off, but did I experience it?

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