In this case however the column argued that people are often resorting to small scale Bucket List items when faced with the reality that death is approaching. As an example the column discusses a man suffering from a terminal illness who wanted nothing more than to have one of his favorite dishes from his youth...a ham loaf.
This choice illustrates what many people believe to be true, that in life it is the small things which truly matter. Recent psychological research also suggests that when people are faced with their own mortality, more often than not they will seek the simple comforts in life rather than the elaborate.
What about you?