Bonus.

bonus

I have just learned that 594,629 hours is the world average of life expectancy for human beings.

According to my calculations, I have already crossed that average and am on the right side of the parabola of a distribution curve, with 618240 hours already clocked.Β  Considering that I live in India where the figure is much less at 553632, this zaps me.

That makes me feel blessed and also encourages me to treat every coming hour as a bonus to be lived to the fullest.

How about you?

41 thoughts on “Bonus.”

  1. How to start the year on a downer, Ramana.

    I don’t like information like that. It means nothing. I could leave the house in a few hours (when it gets light) and be hit by a loose canon. I might do a Virginia Woolf, find a stone and end it all before my seconds are up. On the other hand I might live, like I hope you will, to a dotty 120 years telling any passing child how nothing (apart from me) is so last century any longer.

    U
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  2. The biggest bonus is to be reasonably healthy and be able to live ,
    move around / travel unaided . I have already crossed the Indian Bonus threshold and will cross the Global one in 2015 . But in my case there is a very strange , perhaps unique , “threshold” that comes every year on 31st December . My Father , his brother and their Father all passed away on 31st December ( different years of course ) . So a New Year celebration has a completely different meaning for me !

    1. Nandu, that is awful: The curse of a particular date. Maternal side of my family are obsessed with it. And what do you know: Come, say, the age my grandfather moved to the place where greater fish are to be caught his sons will drop. Which leaves me with one uncle. He is only 80 so – by way of comforting him and doing the maths – told him that he has got another six years to go.

      U
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      1. Not really – I have just one NY resolution every year – stayin’ alive ! πŸ™‚

      1. Cant agree with that ( dying young ) – curiosity as to what the world will be like , how our kids/grandkids fare etc are some reasons for wanting to stay’ alive . In any case barring suicide or secret death wishes we have no control over when we depart .

  3. Over twenty years ago I kept telling my work colleagues that we didn’t have that many hours yet, we had to make the most of them. They thought I was a bit crazy, but it’s been a great twenty years. πŸ™‚
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      1. Jean, I can’t resist the urge to ask you. And please do make allowance for my relatively young age: What sort of smiley will you attach to your death note? Please don’t say a smiley smiley or I’ll lose all respect. If it’s any comfort: Just that once I will insert one of those I detest to underline a point and make it a bit down in the mouth.

        Happy 2014,
        U
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  4. I found this blog post a bit hard to deal with…but I think I might relate slightly to Ursula that I’m in the bonus time, and tomorrow I could be hit by a passing car, whilst crossing a local road to get my groceries…on the other hand it would be shame because I have a lot more to accomplish!
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