NEW WEBSITE GIVES WAKE-UP CALL TO THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
A new website calculates how many chances are left for those living separately from their parents to meet them before they are no more. Luke Tipping an advertising professional from London sails in the same boat like many other working youngsters in different professions who live away from parents. When there is a string of holidays, should he just hang out with his friends and chill out or should he head for his parents’ home? To resolve this dilemma, Tipping developed a website called ‘seeyourfolks.com’ with a few of his friends in less than 24 hours. It calculates how much time is left before they never see their parents again. The calculation is based on data collected from WHO (World Health Organisation) on country-specific life expectancy and the average number of times they meet with their parents in a year. The site has attracted many visitors from all over the world. The results can be stunning as it only underscores the fact that life and death wait for no one. The banner on this domain is startling. It reminds the young that they are so busy in their careers that they forget that their parents are also growing old. “Increasing awareness of death can help us to make most of our lives”, says the website.
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