Alt News June 25, 2013
Profound Video Maps Out Your Whole Life. In Jellybeans.

How many days are there in a life?

Well, North Americans live an average of about 79 years, or 28,835 days. That might be too big a number to really picture - and that's where this video from online performance artist and humourist Ze Frank comes in.

To help people make sense of just how many days we get, and what most of us do with those days, Frank gathered together one jellybean for each day in an average life.

Then he portioned out the parts that are accounted for by the realities of most lives: time spent sleeping, eating, working, watching TV.

What's left behind isn't much more than... Well, a hill of beans. He asks some profound and difficult questions at the end of the video:

"How much time have you already spent worrying, instead of doing something that you love?

What if you just had one more day? What are you going to do today?"

It's more thought-provoking than most videos about candy.

Via Colossal


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