I love this new show on MTV called "the Buried Life".
It follows these 4 Canadian guys who, "Relying on goodwill, guts and gumption travel the globe in a purple transit bus to complete a list of '100 things to do before you die' and to help and encourage others to go after their own lists." They are funded my their own pockets, cold calls to sponsors, and the help of others willing to donate.
What a great concept.
I looked up the background of the show, and found out that these 4 young guys have been doing this project since 2006, long before a contract with MTV came their way.
Inspired by a poem written by Matthew Arnold in 1852 and these words...
But often, in the world's most crowded streets,
But often, in the din of strife,
There rises an unspeakable desire
After the knowledge of our buried life
These guys noticed that their lives were moving so quickly, and they didn't want to miss out on anything. They wanted to experience life, and help others experience life to the fullest as well.
Since their project began in 2006, they have accomplished many things (see theburiedlife.com), and now with their documentary style project hitting MTV they are reaching more people, and encouraging others by asking the simple question...
What do you want to do before you die?
I've started my list...here are some of my ideas...
1) be on a game show
2) learn how to make bread
3) successfully pull off a short pixie haircut
4) learn how to krump
5) meet Sarah Jessica Parker and tell her how much "girls just want to have fun" defined my childhood.