You’ve Heard of a Bucket List, So Here’s Your Anti Bucket List – Don’t Try Any of These Things Even Once!

Life is for living. We should have epic adventures and explore everything the world has to offer!

But There are Some Things You Shouldn’t Do

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Unfortunately, not everything in the world is good. While scrolling through the popular Reddit sub R/AskReddit, I came across a thread with a fascinating premise: The Anti Bucket List.

The thread asked users what they’ve done in life that they will never do again and advised others to remove from their bucket lists.

Although the thread didn’t garner much attention, it had some interesting answers. Here are the top ones.

Get Married

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The top comment only had 36 upvotes but showcased that a bad marriage can severely impact your life

A handful of Redditors agreed that getting married was a huge mistake they will never repeat.

The Worst Habitwoman with both hands up as if to say no, that's not worth it. Refusing.

Photo Credit: Cast Of Thousands via harms your health, the people around you, and the environment. In this day and age, where we know all the dangers of smoking, it’s a wonder that anyone even starts the habit.

Governments worldwide are catching up, raising smoking ages to prevent younger generations from forming the nasty habit.

Join a Cult

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One Redditor admitted to being sucked into a cult on a college campus. On the surface, the group seemed normal, but it turned out to be a radical religious group.

Most people don’t want to join a cult but miss the warning signs and get conned into joining.

Visit Sri Lanka

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Most destinations are on travelers’ real bucket lists, not their anti-lists. However, one Redditor had a horrible experience in the South Eastern Asian destination and refuses to return.

The commentator is a woman who was constantly harassed during her visit, and she also mentioned the culture of scamming Westerners as a reason to avoid the country.

Other Redditors chimed in to offer safety tips for women traveling to countries renowned for despicable behavior towards women.

Lick a Pole on a Cold Winter’s Day

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If the iconic Christmas movie “A Christmas Story” taught us anything, it’s that children shouldn’t have bb guns and we shouldn’t lick cold metal poles.

Unfortunately, some of us can’t resist the temptation to taste a frosty metal pole and suffer the consequences. One Redditor sought to warn others, though it was unclear whether they actually did it.

Ride the Tower of Terror

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Many of us seek exhilarating thrills as part of our bucket lists, but it’s too much for some. One Redditor exclaimed that they would never again ride the iconic Tower of Terror ride, nor would they attempt to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

Another Redditor agreed that tower drops are too much and mentioned they nearly flew out of their seat while riding one.

It takes a person with a strong stomach to handle thrill rides.

Also See: Crave Exhiliration? Here’s How To Live an Epic Life

Credit Card Debt

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Nobody has getting into credit card debt on their bucket list, but plenty of people argue it’s a thing to be avoided.

Many people get in over their heads with debt and struggle to dig out. However, once they do, it’s understandable that they don’t want to repeat the experience and aim to avoid overspending with credit in the future.

Have Kids

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Hopefully, the Redditor who put having kids on their anti-bucket list doesn’t have kids already. Although children can be a huge blessing, they also require a ton of work and commitment.

The child-free community is growing as more and more people realize they aren’t cut out for parenthood and don’t need to have children to live a fulfilling life.

Visit Bali

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Bali, along with other tropical islands in the south Pacific, is often a top bucket list destination. One Redditor went and wasn’t impressed.

They described Bali as overrated after a month-long visit.

Everyone has a different idea of a luxurious vacation, though. Bali may not be your cup of tea, but there must be something appealing as the island welcomes millions of guests each year. 


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Why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

The rush of adrenaline you receive when freefalling makes skydiving a top bucket list activity, but one Redditor said it’s something they wouldn’t ever consider doing.

Fill Your Bucket List with these Fabulous Ideas Instead

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Avoid the anti-bucket list, but fill your bucket list! Here are over 200 bucket list ideas to pursue for an epic life.

How to Find Your Passion and Live Your Dream Life

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Your dream life is within reach. Your passion is buried deep inside of you, aching to burst free. Here’s how to rediscover your passion and life the life you always wanted

Find Fulfillment in Life

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With the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget to take time to do what makes us happy.

Here are 37 tips to help you live your best life

Invest in Yourself to Achieve Your Dreams

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An under-rated key to happiness is investing in yourself. You’re worth the time and effort.

Here are 38 ways to invest in yourself, and most aren’t about money. 

27 Creative Hobbies You Can Start Today

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Develop new skills with a new hobby. Check out an epic list of new hobbies to try.

Read it here: 27 Unique & Creative Hobbies To Enhance Your Life

Source: Reddit