Kevin Kelly er 55 år og har en kamerat med følgende tankegang: De fleste store prosjekter tar 5 år. Pluss minus. En bok, en kampanje, en ny jobb, et nytt firma. Så er du 55 og regner med at du blir rundt 80, så har du 5 store ting igjen å gjøre her i verden. Hvilke fem ville du valgt i den situasjonen? Eller hvilke to velger du de neste 10 årene?
Kevin tenkte videre:
I decided to take the idea of number days seriously, and to revisit my earlier experience of counting down my remaining time on this lovely mortal plane. My hope was that a reckoning of my numbered days would help me account for how I spend each precious 24 hours, and to focus my attention and energy on those few tasks and projects I deem most important to me. Indeed, it might help me decide which ones are most important, which is the harder assignment.
Og kom fram til at han hadde 8 500 dager igjen.
As of today I have 8,500 days left to live. That’s not much in my book. I can almost hear them ticking away as we speak. I look at my lifelist of current dreams and I realize that in only 8,500 days I won’t get to but a few of them. And what of any new dreams?