If a man lives for 1,000 months, he will die aged 83 years. That’s about 3 years longer than the UK average in 2017.
I launched 50odd when I had reached 600 months. That’s 50 years.
When I was in my 20’s, I imagined 50 meant ‘nearly dead’. It certainly meant ‘slower’. And (I imagined) a continual forensic calculation and of what one had accumulated. Pondering whether it was in fact enough to ‘see me through’ to – whatever. Retirement. Death. Or worse still – cruises.
I now see this kind of stocktaking as quite boring. And pointless.
But more than that, a bit selfish, too.
We live in a world where 50% of everything is owned by 1% of everyone. By some calculations, if this wealth was redistributed then even at the current rate of population growth, no one in the world would go hungry for over 500 years.
9 million people will die of hunger in 2018.
Anyhow, all that jolliness aside, I’ve decided to see what I can achieve whilst 50odd.
I’ve prepared already. I’ve started a business with a purpose and I have a baby to inspire every single day.
I’ll let you know how my 1,200 months go. The ups. The downs. The everything.
So if you’re a 50odd year old guy, or if you plan to be one day, or if you used to be one and want to measure what a mess I make against what a mess you made, stick around.
I start my journey today.