Tuesday, June 21, 2005


There are ~ 31,557,600 seconds in a year. Life expectancy in the US is ~ 77 years which are 924 month or 28,124 days or 674,982 hours or 40,498,920 minutes or 2,429,935,200 seconds. You are about 13 years old your 410,248,800 seconds have already passed never to come back.

Troy Gardner's email signature is:

How you live your seconds, is how you live your days, is how you live your life.

Are we putting our seconds to good use? How should we live our seconds? We make choices every day.

My personal goal is to live a rich and fulfilled life. My choices are guided by the following principles (and I don't claim that these are the right ones for everyone):

  • Active over passive: Play ball instead of watch ball.
  • Live versus canned: Go see a rock concert versus watch one on TV.
  • Create versus consume: Bake a cake instead of buy a cake.
  • Together with friends or family versus alone.
  • For a good cause.

These are only guiding principles. Sometimes it is great to relax and just get entertained by good movie alone, but make it a conscious choice. Reflect every day about how you spend your time and what to do better the next 86,400 seconds.


Blogger sccrplaya24 said...

good advice... sounds well thought out.

Thursday, June 30, 2005  

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