Although Neil Armstrong never actually believed this (he only said once it in order to disagree with it), what if the first part were true ? What if we do only have a finite number of heartbeats, and they are already counting down….?
Would you try to conserve them by minimising stress ?
Would you try to slow them down by getting fitter and healthier ?
Would you try to maximise each one, filling each beat with as many emotions as you could ?
Or would you go one better, and design a life that allowed you to do a little of all three…?