Life is a series of calculations.
How long will you live?
How much do you need to save to retire comfortably?
What's the odds of you winning the lottery?
Wish you could get decision-making down to a science?
Well, you can (almost) thanks to our modern day internet.
There are leaders in the decision analysis field for quality of life, insurance, economics, wealth building and even romance and relationships that have created social websites to make your decision making process easier.
Whats the odds of that huh?
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Would you feel better about your major life decisions if you had some sort of empirical information to base your decisions on?
Would having an "expert" agree with your decisions boost your confidence level and strengthen your risk taking behaviors?
Like Forest Gump said:
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get."
Well, with the multitude of decision analysis websites now readily available on the web, maybe you can figure out what is in the middle of your life "chocolate" without having to pinch it first.
I did some quick research on the different calculators that can be found on the internet that can help Baby Boomers with their major life decisions.
Many of these like actuarial tables and life insurance calculators are pretty bullet proof since they are based on years of data collection and trend analyzing.
They can predict the outcome of your questions to within mere percentage points.
Some are more emotional and intuitive, formulated to help you make good decisions even if you are uncertain of the outcome.
They don't guarantee you the best outcome, but by using their input your decision-making may be clearer.
My philosophy Baby Boomers is: "At our age any help is good help."
See if some of these calculators work for you but don't be silly and base all of your important life decisions solely on their results.
Remember, the fundamentals of better decision making include identifying all of your alternatives.
Don't forget that you alone are the axis for your decision making.
Focus on your preferences or what you like, as well as what the calculators suggest for you.
Make sure to sufficiently weigh the pros and cons you face and the uncertainty that surrounds each decision.
We usually forget to do this.
Once again, Forrest Gump hit it right on the head when he said:
"My mama always said, dyin' was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't."
I would venture a guess that the single most pressing question that every human being carries with them is "How long will I live?"
Would you be leading a different life if you knew this answer?
Would you be a better person?
Would you be doing things differently from what you are now?
If we knew exactly how much time we had on this planet would life be easier or would we be driven to a quick state of insanity?
Click on the link below to use a calculator developed by Dean P. Foster, Choong Tze Chua, and Lyle H. Ungar, at the world renowned Wharton School of Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
It will help you calculate how much time you have left.
OK, now you know how long you have to live.
Hopefully, it's good news for everyone.
So, how are you going to spend the rest of your precious time on this planet?
What is your true purpose in this world?
What direction should your life path take and what are the core issues that will shape it?
Will it be a scene from the movie Forest Gump?
Jenny Curran: "Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?"
Forrest Gump: "Who I'm gonna be?"
Jenny Curran: "Yeah."
Forrest Gump: "Aren't-aren't I going to be me?"
Click on the link below from a website developed by Dan Millman a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.
After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan's teaching found its form as the "Peaceful Warrior's Way", expressed fully in his books and lectures.
His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world.
Dan's thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide.
The feature film, "Peaceful Warrior," starring Nick Nolte (how ironic, huh?), was adapted from Dan's first book, based upon incidents from his life.
Well, we know how long we are going to live and who we are going to be finally so what's left...................just about everything.
You know what?
There's a website for that.
It's called "Ahoona."
It's a pretty cool concept.
As it says on their landing page:
"Ahoona is about People."
Making a decision by yourself can be hard.
Ahoona connects you with your friends and the world to get input on your decisions.
It is people, not data, that make a decision!
With Ahoona, you can see the reasoning other people have used to make a decision, get tips on important information, and use advanced tools to determine the best decision for you.
Ahoona was created by leading experts in the field of decision analysis.
It was designed to capture all elements of decision quality into the analysis to help you make the best decision.
Click on the link below to be taken to Ahoona.
Are you feeling better about your life?
I hope so because that's my #1 job here as the blogmaster for the Survive 55 nation.
If you liked today's calculators then come back tomorrow because I will be posting more life calculators for you to play with.
We'll touch on some more serious topics like retirement, insurance, taxes and other things.
If you found my blog interesting or helpful, I bet your friends would to so please forward it to them or tell them about it.
The more Baby Boomers we can help the better place we make this world !!!
Let's finish with another quote from Forrest Gump:
"My Mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don't think so, but they do."
Thanks for joining me..........................................................