When was the last time you visited your parents? Be honest.
Truth be told, once the birds leave the nest, not all of them make return flights as much as they should (if at all). Life is short, and your parent's lives even shorter. This is the message behind a new site that calculates just how much time and love you show the folks -- or rather how much you have left.
At SeeYourFolks.com users enter in the location of their parents, the ages of each parent, and the average number of times they see their parents each year. Using this information as well as the World Health Life Expectancy Data from 2011, the site provides a rough calculation of how many more times you'll see your parents before they die.
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Depressing? Maybe. But that's not the intent. According the developers of the UK-based site, the goal behind building the simple site (it was built in a mere 24 hours) is to encourage people to really live their lives and refocus their attentions. Via seeyourfolks.com:
"We believe that increasing awareness of death can help us to make the most of our lives. The right kind of reminders can help us to focus on what matters, and perhaps make us better people."
So there you have it, kids. Pick up the phone and give mom a call -- like an honest-to-God telephone call, none of that text-message B.S.