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The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

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[Announcer] These are roughly 28,835 Jelly beans. I counted out 500 of them and used those to weigh the rest. In this pile, there’s one Jelly bean for each day that the average will live. You might have more beans in your life, or maybe less, but on average this is the time we have. Here’s a single bean, it’s your very first day, a special day, but kind of a rough day on everyone involved.

Add 364 more and you have the first year of your life

Add 364 more and you have the first year of your life. Now for a sense of scale here are your first 15 years, 5,475 days, which brings us to the threshold of adulthood, and at that moment, this is the time that we have left and this is on average what we will do with all that time. We will be asleep for a total of 8,477 days. If we’re lucky some of that time will be sleeping next to someone we love. We will be in the process of eating, drinking, or preparing food for 1,635 days.

We will be at work, hopefully doing something satisfying

Will be at work, hopefully doing something satisfying, for the equivalent of 3,202 of those days, 1,099 will be spent commuting, or traveling from one place to another, maybe a little bit more if you live in LA. On average we will watch television in one form or another for a total of 2,676 days. Household activities, like chores and tending to our pets and shopping will take another 1,576 days and we will care for the needs and well being of others, our friends and family, for 564 days. We’ll spend 671 bathing, grooming, and doing all other bathroom-related activities and another 720 days will go to community activities, like religious and civic duties, charities, and taking classes.

After we remove all those beans, this is what remains

After we remove all those beans, this is what remains, this is the time that we have left, time for laughing, swimming, making art, going on hikes, text messages, reading, checking Facebook, playing softball, maybe even teaching yourself how to play the guitar. So what are you going to do with this time? How much of it do you think you’ve already used up? If you only had half of it, what would you do differently? What about half of that? How much time have you already spent worrying, instead of doing something that you love? What if you just had one more day? What are you going to do today?

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7 thoughts on “The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)”

  1. Just brilliant Neil — have never seen this before. A bit confronting though if you’re almost 70 I must say. What is comforting however is because of Stem cell research & other huge medical break-throughs that are soon to come we should live a lot longer

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