“I tell you, nothing concentrates your mind
like knowing how many days you have left.”
I’m 54 and I am dying. According to a mortality calculator, I will die on Tuesday, September 16th, 2042. I guess I’ll miss the World Series that year.
I don’t know for sure that the above date is the exact scheduled time for my greatly lamented passing. I’m not sure I’ll make it through the night.
Sir Isaac Newton says time is constant, but I think our good frizzy-haired friend Albert Einstein had it right when he said time is relative. It speeds up or slows down. You can read about it here.
I’m no physicist. ( I needed spellcheck to spell physicist.) And I am probably the last person who should get into a discussion on time-space and all the mathy-math stuff that goes with it.
But I know, and we all know, that the older we get the faster time goes. It might not be a scientific fact. But I don’t think any of you are going to argue with me.
So what’s the point in knowing when I am going to (maybe) die? I think to help me live. To focus my mind on the important things. When you know the clock is running(According to the Mortality Clock I have now have 9345 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes left to live. When I started this email I had 9345 days, 7 hours, and 12 minutes to live…an hour gone.) it makes very little sense to waste time on things ( people ) that really don’t matter.
Back when I was in elementary school there was a little section in our report card where we were graded on ” Using Time Wisely.” Not a bad thing to think about.
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