The Days of Your Life (in Jelly Beans)
YouTube / Ze Frank
In this three-minute video, Ze Frank counts out the days of an average American life* using jelly beans. He puts the beans on the floor and counts through them, showing us how much time we spend sleeping, working, eating, washing, traveling. But the most important point comes at the end. Watch:
This video is half bummer, half inspiration. Yes, we spend a lot of time doing things that are meaningless. But also, yes, we have a choice about a good chunk of those jelly beans. And if you're too bummed out by the above, you should watch Frank's Sad Cat Diary to get your smile back.
* = Frank's data comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and its American Time Use Survey.