I looked at the Actuarial Tables and noticed the life expectancy for someone my age who was born when I was born is, on average, 76.7 years, or 30.7 years from now. That’s 11,205 days. Now, there’s a reasonable chance that I will live longer than that. I’m in good health, etc., but it’s sobering to think of those 11,205 days. What if I were to write a little countdown program that displays the number of days remaining on my phone or computer, as a reminder that my time is limited.
11,205 days is really not a lot of time to do all the things I want to do. I don’t think of this as a morbid thought, it’s actually a motivating one. It’s a great way to remember to live, knowing that I’m not going to be here forever.