10 July 2012

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind - #8

If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

In trying to answer this question, I thought a lot about yesterday's question and answer. And it's true, I do live my life as if I'm going to live to 80. Actually, I'm quite bold in thinking that I will make it to 85 years competently.

But if I re-frame my life into 40 years, that means I'm more than halfway through my lifespan. In fact, I only have 14 years to live. Glancing at my master list of goals, most of them wouldn't be important to complete, just a few. I guess it would beg the question, why would I waste my time with all of the other ones?

Coming back to my thinking about yesterday's question and answer and subsequent questions of my own: if I had only 40 years to live, I should put up with a lot less bullshit and for much less time. A year is too long and pull back sooner if something doesn't feel right.


  1. Great quotes! It's never hurts to be reminded about how precious time is!

  2. Um...I'd be dead so I can't answer this question...

    Seriously...how would I live my life differently? I don't see how it could have been different. I lived with a controlling father who was abusive and it took me years to gain freedom from that. I guess that my life wouldn't have changed unless I knew then what I know now. But that wasn't part of the question.