Monday, April 30, 2012

Life Expectancy

Often I hear at a committal service about the story of the Dash.
It goes on about how the first date on our headstones is the date we are born. We have no control over that.
The second date on our headstones is the date we died. And most often, we don't have much control over that either.
But, what we do have control over is how we spend the time between those dates. The dash, as it is represented on the stone.
I found this calculator on a website for an insurance company.  I found it to be a fun little tool. I scored a 89.
I'm not sure how I feel about that. If it means that the remaining 43 years is going to be good and healthy, I'm alright with it. But if I'm doomed to suffer, then we may have to revisit calculating that end date.

Give it a try, see what you've got left.

Lifespan Expectancy

So, how'd you do?
How does that make you feel?
If you are like me, you know you have some work to do before it's over. Better get busy.

Obviously, this is only one companies calculations and there are many more factors that can effect your span of life. We don't know how much time we will get. The facts are, if you live a clean, healthy life, you most likely will live a longer life. In my family, we just witnessed a scare that almost cut a clean life short with no warning at all. But only you can determine how full that life is or how you will be remembered.

"Knowledge that is not used, is abused." ~ Cree tribe

Live well, my friends. Expect more.

8 comments:

MorningAJ said...

Amazingly it reckons I've got about 10 years longer than I thought. I need to start saving money. :)

Mitchell is Moving said...

I rated 95 and, like you, I'm not sure how I feel about that!

John Gray said...

79 years here
I don't believe a word of it
lol x

Stew said...

I'm working till I drop! Of course that may make that date sooner than later at the rate I'm going.

Stew said...

What does a person that old do?

Stew said...

Such good clean livin. You deserve more than that.

Jim said...

I want it to be a surprise! Besides, I am such a 'doubting Thomas' that I don't put much into things like this. I don't particularly want to know how long I will live.....I'd rather live right now.

So from your comment (reading into it here Stew), your sister has survived the aneurysm? I hope you are all 'catching your respective breaths' and are relieved.

Stew said...

So far, so good. She's alive, but not even close to where she was. It's going to be a long road. I'll update more when I really know something more than "We'll have to wait and see".

I totally agree with you. I don't want to know either. Today, I feel pretty good. And that's all I have to go on.

No one wants to die young, but few really want to grow old either.