Curious People Reveal Which Statistic About Their Own Life They'd Like To Discover
Think about everything you do, and everywhere you go. Now imagine if you could access all that data - how many miles you've traveled, how many times you've skirted death, or how many people think about you in the tub. Would you want to know your personal life statistics?
antonionovta asked, If you could find out one statistic about your life so far, what would it be?
Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.
How common is your name, and was it chosen because another was too common?Giphy
When I was naming my kids, a number of the names we were considering were thrown out because either me or my wife knew someone by that name and our experience with them made using their name awkward. Like they were the smelly kid, they were bullies, had a crush on them ect.
I always wanted to know how many people considered my name as a potential child's name, but eliminated it because of me.
This is an overwhelming thought.Giphy
How many times I've passed by someone who, if I got to know them, would've been a perfect match for me.
Black Mirror territory.Giphy
My net impact on the world.
Help an old lady with her shopping? +10 points
Spill someone's drink in a bar? -2 points
I hope my number is high up in the positives.
Those other sperm wouldn't be you...Giphy
I'd want to see my stats compared to all the other sperm I beat to the egg. Like a table comparing our quality of life stats, how long we all would have lived, where we would have settled, how well we would have done. How different our lives were.
How many 'likes' on Facebook is a good indicator...Giphy
How many people actually care about me.
Bruh buy a FitBit.Giphy
Total distance traveled throughout my life.
edit: I mean just across Earth's surface, not taking into account Earth's rotation.
We are told that, if you're not confident, you should just "fake it til you make it."
This is great--in theory. In practice, sometimes "faking it" can have extremely real and terrible consequences, which these people found out the hardest of hard ways.