Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Seconds of Life

As the last Tuesday of February 2019 rolls into view, I was reminded of the passing of the calendar and how it marks not only the aging of the year, but of our lives as well.

When I was a newborn, one day doubled my lifespan, then two more days again doubled my life, then four more days and then one week, and then one month. Now, I measure my age in years, maybe decades. Thinking of doubling my age from now is out of the question. But with each doubling of my age, I was supposed to become smarter and more importantly wiser.

Yet, even as the thought of measuring my age in days has passed, each day is important and not to be missed.

There is an interesting commercial on television right now that suggests that the average adult spends 1/3 of their life asleep. I ran across some other interesting facts about living at My Age Calculator.

  • The average human heart beat rate is 80 per minute, so when you're 25, you had about 1,051,896,000 heart beats.
  • Your eye blinking rate is about 10 blinks per minute, so for one year you make about 5,259,500 blinks.
  • If you're a 30-year-old, you lived 10957 days, 262974 hours, or 75,778,440 minutes.
  • We live our 1 million minutes of life when we're only 1.9 years old. 
  • Average time spent sleeping is estimated to total about 6 hours 40 minutes a night, so we usually spend sleeping about 22 years, or 192848 hours of our life.
  • Average time spent watching commercials is estimated to total 2 years, or 17531.6 hours
  • Average time we spend eating is about 67 minutes a day, which is about 3.66 years or 32083 hours of our life.
  • Average time spend in traffic about 38 hours a year, making it total 3 months of our life.

So as we roll through life, we need to remember how each of the seconds we spend doing, or not doing, something add up.

A second lost is never found! A variation of Ben Franklin's saying, "Lost time is never found again."

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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