For me a "Bucket List" (the name derived from the phrase "kick the bucket") is less about doing things with the impending fear of death looming over me and more about setting goals and having aims in my life. I'm likely to complete this list, or the majority of it, by the time I am 30 but I will then have the next 50 or so years to remember those experiences and build on them.
If you don't agree 100% with my list, that's great! Life would be boring if we all shared goals and this is my list. Create a list for yourself and see how we compare. No need to go to 100 either - that was just my number obsession!
Failure to complete the list will not be devastating (technically I'll be dead so I won't care!) but the more I can complete, the better! My list contains 100 (so that I can easily calculate percentage of completion!) things to do and see, and it very much about travel and learning.
Travel is a large part of the list because I would rather see things in person than through a lens or screen. To say that I had climbed a mountain is infinitely more impressive than saying I had seen it. I also enjoy telling stories but you have to experience new things to tell interesting stories.
My favourite item on the list is #100 "Make a film of my "Bucket List" footage" because I want to have a video (with most of my life's achievements) shown at my funeral, created and edited by me. I already have a few songs that I want to be on the video!
For those of you who are interested, my Bucket List is to: