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by Jack on November 2009

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Imagine that you are on your deathbed, looking back on a long life of eighty-eight years.

Does that sound like a long time to you? Well, maybe. It’s certainly around a decade above the average life span in the USA. It’s more than two decades greater than the average life span worldwide. It’s much more time than most people on the planet will live.

Let’s look at your long life a little differently.

Your eighty eight years represent about thirty two thousand days.

Thirty two thousand alarm clocks sounding, waking you up to greet the day.
Thirty two thousand sunrises.
Thirty two thousand sunsets.
Thirty two thousand breakfast, lunch, and dinners.

This is your life. How many days have you spent already? How many days were memorable? How many days did you launch yourself out of bed, eager to start your day? How many days did you sleepwalk through, awake but not really awake?

If you’re fortunate enough to live for eighty-eight years, then you have thirty two thousand days.
What are you going to do with them?

This is my ongoing attempt to answer that question.


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