Lesson 9 Writing Reflection: Bucket List
In 2007, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starred in a movie called The Bucket List. They played two older men with terminal illnesses who happened to share a hospital room. While their lives were very different, they each had a bucket list of things they wanted to see or do before they died, so they went on an adventure together to complete their bucket lists.
STEP 1: Make a bucket list of at least twenty things (numbered and in rank order) of what you’d like to see or do before you die.
STEP 2: Considering your list, write a reflection explaining the most important things that you want to accomplish in your lifetime and why. Also, analyze your bucket list in term of Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development. Explain how completing your list would help you to positively resolve the stage of ego integrity vs despair. Be sure to describe and explain this stage in Erikson’s theory and to include specific examples of how completing items in your list (or not completing them) would affect how you resolve this stage. Keep in mind that how previous stages are resolved may also affect this developmental stage.
Your paper should be a Word document (.doc or .docx), at least 200-250 words*, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, with 12-point Times New Roman font. Name your file BucketList_iii.docx (where iii are your initials). Unless you have explicit permission otherwise, you must complete this assignment individually; working with someone else, providing information to someone else, or asking for assistance from anyone but the course instructor is prohibited. Be sure that you refer to concepts included in the Lesson 9 assigned reading to support your ideas, opinions, and thoughts by paraphrasing the relevant information and including a citation. Then provide a reference for the text at the end of your work. See the in-text citations in APA style website and the APA-style Reference(s) list website for additional information.
*Citations and references do not count toward the word count.