How many days is the average human lifespan? Answer this question from your gut, without falling for the temptation to calculate.
- 20,000 days
- 100,000 days
- 1 million days
- 5 million days
When this question was presented to me (in Andrew Ng’s newsletter), my gut reaction was 100,000 days. However, the average human lifespan turns out to be about 27,000. I was struck by how much smaller this number was than my answer.
We have lesser time on the planet than we realize. Is whatever you are doing today worth about 1 / 30,000th of your life?