Bucket List? What is a bucket list? I’ve read several theories about why it’s called a bucket list. Only one of those doesn’t involve death - that one is as a kid kicking a ball into a bucket and if you get it in you’d celebrate. So to me, that means that putting things in the bucket is a good thing. So grab the parts you want out of life, things you want to see, do, and have and put them in a bucket that keeps growing as you go through life. Read More.