Many people are familiar with the term “midlife crisis.” In Chinese the character that depicts crisis is made up of two characters—one for danger and the other for opportunity. Midlife transitions can be both scary and confusing. That is because the purpose of midlife is to re-evaluate the life you have created so far and give you one last chance to actualize your deepest spiritual nature in everyday life. The danger is that we fail to take this opportunity for a fresh start and continue to do things the way we always have. This is why many people end up “dying” in their 50s even though they aren’t buried until their 80s. (For related reading, see: Journey Through the 6 Stages of Retirement .)
Half-life ( t ½ )
(hydrogen-3) 3 H 1 years strontium-90 90 Sr 38 28 years carbon-14 14 C 6 5,700 years radium-226 226 Ra 88 1,600 years plutonium-239 239 Pu 94 24,000 years uranium-238 238 U 92 4,500,000,000 years
Put it like this: You know how a long- term forecast is not accurate? Well, that’s because it predicts 3 days ahead. Short- term calculators predict the weather a day ahead. Which tends to be more accurate than the other the calculator predicts you at 6’9, you will be a little shorter than that. If it predicts you at 5’10 you’ll probably be around there. Another reason why you might not end up at that height is because of your age. Let’s say I’m 11 and 8 months. The calculator says I’m going to be 5’11, that’s probably off by a little. This is because the further away your age is at from the point where you stop growing, it will be off by a a couple inches. You’d probably minus or add a few inches though. For instance, if I have a balanced, consumed diet, then I would add an inch or two to my predicted adult height. If I’m very active, then I would add another couple inches to my height. Combined, I wouLd be very tall. If I was active, but did not have a good diet, then I would just add a couple inches only to my predicted adult height. If I’m weeek on both, you lose the argument.