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The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans)

Sunday 06.23.2013 , Posted by
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If you could see how many days you had left to live, how would you spend them? Would you do things differently than you’re doing them now? Ze Frank, an online performance artist, puts things in perspective as he uses jelly beans to represent the time the average person has in this powerful video. When we look at the days in our lives as a pile of jelly beans (28,835 beans to start- should we reach our full life expectancy) and see how many are already gone, it may have you shifting your priorities. The average person will watch television for 2,676 days, sleep for 8,477 days, spend 1,635 days eating or preparing food, 3,202 days working, and 1,099 days commuting.

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These estimates are only averages, so how we spend “our jellybeans” is still greatly under our own control. We can choose fulfilling jobs, eat while laughing with our loved ones, use our free time to create art and spread love, and have as much fun as we can. Enjoy the video below, then check out more videos by Ze Frank on his YouTube channel.

Via: thisiscolossal

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Jessica Czeck

Written by Jessica Czeck



Former NYC Science Teacher, Vegan, Singer, Super Virgo, Dreamer, Traveler, Vorzonian Zebra in Human Skin, Mom to @HarrisonLovesMe.

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