What's On Your Commons Bucket List? 1

What’s On Your Commons Bucket List?

Everywhere you turn, people are talking about–and attempting cross off items from–bucket lists. Only a few people are talking about “generativity”–a term introduced by psychologist Erik Erikson, who described it as an active concern for the next generation and a need to leave something of value for people who will live on after we die. But I feel there is a strong connection between the two. The idea of generativity suggests that it might be a good idea to have a bucket list for future generations–not just for ourselves. These too can offer adventure, challenges and fun by making a long-lasting contribution that helps people and the planet.