Time behind the wheel

Yesterday I got a notification on my phone that my car is due for service. I checked the odometer and few other bits of information available on the digital console of my car. These days the on-board computers in cars capture useful data about the vehicle. My car has done about 70,000 km in last about 42 months, and I have been the sole driver on this one. What struck me more than the kilometres run was the time I have spent behind the wheel.

Following are few other bits of information captured by car's system:





Distance run is 69227 km at an average speed of 38.8 km/hour. Fuel economy has been 20 km/litre.

This means that during last 42 months:

  • I have burnt 69227÷20 = 3461.35 litres of diesel and burnt about 3461.35×50 = 173067.5 Rs. (Assuming average fuel cost to be 50/litre.) on fuel cost alone.
  • I have been sitting behind the wheel for 69227÷38.8 = 1784.20 hours of my life with my attention intensely riveted on the road looking at tar and the poetry written behind the trucks.


Had I focused my attention in meditation as instructed by the Master for even a fraction of this time, I'm sure life would have been different.

Nevertheless, so far the situation is likely to continue as the guy in last photo wrote: ... ਪਿੰਡ ਤੇਰਾ ਤੇ ਸੜਕ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ... ਮਿੱਤਰਾਂ ਨੇ ਨਿੱਤ ਲੰਗਣਾ :-)

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