This morning, I received news of an old coworker I knew fairly well, who killed himself on Monday. He was 24 years old, and decided his life was not worth living anymore. He was a quiet, shy guy who rarely went out, didn't go to college, never traveled, and never had a real girlfriend. It got me thinking about all the experiences he missed out on. He never had sex, never triumphed over a huge challenge, never saw another country, never knew a thrill or endorphin rush or felt immense pride in anything. He lived in a safe world of known quantities, and life quietly passed him by. Focus: life is short. What's on your "bucket list"? What are your plans for getting there? What have you already checked off it? Just a few random items off mine: - Climb Kilimanjaro - Swim with a giant octopus - Visit Antarctica - Take lessons for rally racing - Live in Australia I checked off visiting the Galapagos last year, and skydiving a couple years before that. Alt-Focus: What do you know you'll never get to experience?