Teach us to number our days . . .
help us to spend them as we should.
Swedish inventor Fredrik Colting’s “Tikker” watch is designed to calculate your life expectancy—counting down how much longer you have to live.
I’ll not be ordering a “Tikker”—but facing the inevitable will help us make the most of our time.
Here’s an annoying reminder. At the time of this writing, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.4 years. Rounding to 78, on a 12-hour noon-to-midnight clock—
If you are 30, it is 4:37 p.m.
If you are 35, it is 5:23 p.m.
If you are 50, it is 7:41 p.m.
If you are 65, it is 10:00 p.m.
If you are 75, it is 11:32 p.m.
Death is non-negotiable, but life isn’t—you choose how you use it. Cherish the time you have left; use it wisely.
When today has been spent,
it can be neither reclaimed nor recycled.