I have found these extremely interesting statistics about life at random and, beyond their total truthfulness or not, I consider them as a stop on the road that allows us to reflect and review our lifestyles.
– In ten years of school we will have an average of 17 friends but when we reach 40 years old they will probably have been reduced to two. Why? Probably because when we are young we are much more open to new experiences and to socializing. With the passage of time we are creating an ever smaller circle that makes us feel “safe” but that truly becomes a fence for the development of our potential. However, how much “security” do we have?
– We have a one in ten chance of being electrocuted. Life is too short; However, we are obsessed with saving and living for a tomorrow that we do not know if it will come.
– On average, we will spend 20 years sleeping and seven months waiting in traffic jam. It is not surprising then that our friends decrease and that every day we are more stressed and burdened.
– We will also spend twelve years watching TV, two and a half months waiting on the phone and 19 days looking for the remote control. We allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by technology and it gradually appropriates the spaces that should have been dedicated to family, friends or self-care and healthy relaxation. Did you know that watching TV facilitates depressive states?
Please note that time spent working or connected to the Internet has not been included. So we only have about a fifth of our life left to live it! The decision is in our hands.