Article over the weekend in the WSJ about the concept of the bucket list. Behind the paywall of course, but here's an executive summary: Don't worry about it! By focusing on specific things and places on a list, you'll often walk by something of equal or greater value. But seasoned travelers already know this; if everyone says you have to go to X Museum and it's on your must-do list and you hate museums, guess what - you'll likely hate X Museum when you should have gone to the park or church next door or gone for a bike ride instead because that's what interests you.
Apparently the list wasn't even a thing until that Jack Nicholson movie years back. So have a list if you must, but don't be married to it and be aware that someone else's list isn't necessarily yours. The article implied that travel agents spend a lot of time wrestling bucket lists away from clients.