Minutes to Live
”This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” The Minimalists
You’ve got minutes to live. That’s right, minutes. It may be 1 or nearly 41 Million depending on when you were born. No one however, knows how many you have left, not even you, unless you deliberately end it by yourself or you are a criminal on death row with a time that is certain.
It’s estimated that the average person in the United States living today will have a life expectancy of 77.7 years; that’s 28,360.5 days; 680,652 hours or 40,839,120 minutes. Second by second, minute by minute and day by day your life ticks away like a metronome or the beating of your heart.
Most people are undecided on whether or not they would like to know the date of their death. But would you if you could, want to know?
While it is not possible to know the exact time and date of your death, it is possible to estimate how long you might have to live from today and that alone can be sobering and thought provoking enough.
How long will YOU live?
Do you want to know approximately how long you have left? It just might make you think twice about what you will do with the time you have remaining.
If you do, go here. It’s the official Social Security Administration website’s Life Expectancy Calculator. Plug in you gender and date of birth. For example, if you were a woman born January 14, 1971, you have approximately 41 years left to live. If you are lucky; you might make it to around age 85. However if you are a man born July 27, 1958 you have about 27 years left to go.
So go ahead, if you dare and see how much time you might have left. Go here.
Multiply the number of years you have left times 526,176 minutes to get the total number of minute you might have left. And while that number may sound large, bear in mind that in reading this post you have used about 6 of them.
Your most precious thing.
So now is the time to decide, how will you spend the minutes you have left? Your time is the most precious thing you posess on this earth. Will you squander it or invest it wisely? Mark Twain, an American author and humorist had these words of wisdom to offer:
He said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
We think Mark Twain was on to something. While it might be prudent to invest your time in “Blue Chip” investments, you should also invest a good portion of it in more speculative ventures and adventures. You never know when one of those might pay off in ways you could never have imagined.
So, ‘Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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