12 January 2009

the diminishing law

"Captain Obvious" strikes again with some simple math that warrants pondering...

on the occasion of one's tenth birthday, the year to come is equal to ten percent of your whole life up to that point. at twenty, 'tis five percent, at 33, three percent, at fifty... two percent.

thus for a fifty year old, five years equals the same as two years to a twenty year old.