"We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to," novelist Graham Greene once wrote. A growing number of people of all ages are embracing that idea by renewing a resolve to live life to its fullest.
Exhibit A is the recent popularity of "life lists"—itineraries of things to do and places to go before taking the ultimate trip to the Great Beyond. Bookstores brim with titles such as 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die and—for the high-minded—Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die.
"Interesting list - I wonder if that movie The Bucket List had anything to do with this article?"