On a prominent place on my laptop I see this number: 16547
That's the number of days until I hit the average life expectancy for an American male (as of April 26th).
I'll be honest, some days I see that number and think: "I only have that many days to change the world, better get to it."
Other days I think: "I've got to make it that much longer??"
Goes well with this quote: "The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse." (Don Juan, Tales of Power)
Not sure where I'm going here, but your end and my end are a lot closer than we both realize. How are you thinking about it?