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7.1e-9

The universe is about 14 billion years old.

Your life as a percentage of the universe’s existence is approximately 7.1e-9, or .0000000071%.

Life is short. In the grand scheme of things it represents a mere spec — if that — in time.

There is no time to waste. There’s barely any time at all.

So:

Be honest about what you want.

Be mindful of where you spend your time.

Do not settle.

Treat all matters of time and commitment with a critical mind and a sense of urgency …because the infinitesimally small collection of moments you call life will fly by.

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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William Liao

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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