"What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?"
Just released last month was the book “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?” published by Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn, also known as the guys from the MTV series The Buried Life.
The Buried Life was a popular MTV series that ran for a few years and ended in 2010. The Buried Life began when four friends from Alberta realized that there was more to life then the mundane jobs they had and the degrees in school that they weren’t happy with.
The main premise of the Buried Life began with the guys travelling across North American and as they checked things off their bucket list they promised to help a total stranger check something off theirs. I know this might seem a bit far-fetched thinking “who really has time to travel the world sneaking into the playboy mansion when I have bills to pay and a family to take care of” but I think there is a greater lesson here to be had.
Flipping through the pages in this book introduces the reader to different people these boys have discovered on their journey. These are the same people that you come across everyday in your life and this book lends them a voice to tell the world what they want to do if they could do anything. Whether it is to rekindle a lost friendship, to pay off debt or to ask someone for forgiveness, there was not one page in this book that didn’t give me chills. This book hopes to give people the courage to believe anything is possible. Two years ago a tight rope walker said he was going to tightrope across Niagara Falls and everyone thought it was impossible – today we all can see it’s not. Now comes the big question: if anything was possible - what would you do before you die?
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