In a recent article on Discover Magazine Blogs, the author made this astounding statement:
“A lifespan is a billion heartbeats. Complex organisms die. Sad though it is in individual cases, it’s a necessary part of the bigger picture; life pushes out the old to make way for the new. Remarkably, there exist simple scaling laws relating animal metabolism to body mass. Larger animals live longer; but they also metabolize slower, as manifested in slower heart rates…”
I don’t know if this statement can be taken at face value, but…
A billion heartbeats?
What if you really had a billion heartbeats that measured your life?
What would you do with them?
What would you change about your day? Week? Priorities?