May 15, 2020

Note: This is a living document            

Inspired by Chip Huyen’s list, I wanted to create a list of things that I’d love to someday do before I die. I’m not sure if I can fit all of this in one life - but I’ll try my best! Some of these are whimsical, some are more pragmatic. At any one point, you can find me trying to chase one of these -> currently focussed on 1 and 2. The hope is also to focus on 1 or 2 things at max at any given point. Doing more will lead to stress/unhappiness.

  1. Start a mission-oriented company (sector unknown but most likely in ML/devtool/creativity/fintech) and scale it
  2. Participate in YC
  3. Find ways to fund education/provide good internet + devices in developing countries at a massive scale
  4. Drive a superfast car on a racetrack (my middle school self was obsessed with cars)
  5. Go skydiving
  6. Partcipate in a play as an actor
  7. Give a speech in front of >1000 people
  8. Fall in love
  9. Learn how to do a backflip
  10. Go to La Tomatina festival
  11. Work on AGI Research
  12. Get a six-pack
  13. Run a marathon
  14. Pay for my parents’ mortgage
  15. Learn how to ride a unicycle
  16. Watch India vs Pakistan cricket match live (preferably at Wankhede)
  17. Go to space
  18. Learn Spanish to a level of fluency
  19. Take a dip in freezing water (Wim Hoff inspired)
  20. Help make Earth sustainable
  21. Host a massive gathering of my favourite people (that I personally know) on Earth in Banff
  22. Go for an impromptu weekend exploration to a different city
  23. Eat momos in Delhi without water
  24. Try the Hot Ones Challenge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Ones)
  25. Camp alone in a national park/island for 5 days
  26. Visit great wall of China
  27. Take part in the biggest Water balloon fight in the world
  28. Treat family to a vacation
  29. Visit South Africa
  30. Visit Congo
  31. Visit Senegal
  32. Visit Peru
  33. Buy everybody in a grocery store grocery
  34. Solve telepathy (make language obselete)
  35. Develop meaningful relationships with friends
  36. Play a sport for 24 hrs
  37. Do Standup
  38. Become good at Tennis and Table-tennis
  39. Memorize 1000 digits of Pi (was once at 270 - currently at probably around 140-150)
  40. Keep adding to this list