I got this image via email, so I doctored it and shrank it down to fit in a post… click the image for the full-scale view. View of what, you ask? Well, it turns out that — as you’ll have noticed — a month goes by pretty quickly. And the big news is that you only get about 936 of them. With an average life expectancy of 78, that is. If you pass 83 years and 4 months, you hit the four-digit tally… but not everyone does, and according to James, “Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” He says we don’t know what tomorrow brings.
So the graphic shows 936 little blobs. Go ahead and mark off the ones you’ve already spent… fill in milestones, if you like — graduation, marriage, kids. And then ask yourself what you’re going to do with the remaining blobs.
The colour-coded ones show things like Mozart’s age when he composed his first symphony and JFK’s age when he became president. You know, to encourage you. I guess. I suppose this could be en entirely depressing exercise — sorry.