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February 3, 2011 4:28 am at 4:28 am #594743
Why the older one gets, does time feel like it goes quicker and quicker?February 3, 2011 4:33 am at 4:33 am #735854WolfishMusingsParticipant
Because each unit of time represents a shorter portion of your life.
When you’re ten, a year represents 1/10th of your life (actually less since you don’t remember the first few years). However, when you’re forty, it represents a much smaller portion (1/40th).
The WolfFebruary 3, 2011 4:36 am at 4:36 am #735855smartcookieMember
Cuz we get busier? Or because we don’t want time should pass so quickly.(We don’t count the seconds- when am I finally turning 10!!)February 3, 2011 4:38 am at 4:38 am #735856
Funny, I was thinking the same thingFebruary 3, 2011 4:44 am at 4:44 am #735857oomisParticipant
Good question. I think that it’s because the older we get, the less time we know we have left. It’s all relative. The same school year that drags on for our children, goes by much too quickly when we know we will have to figure out what to do with them during the summer! And WHAT????? It’s almost Pesach AGAIN???????February 3, 2011 4:45 am at 4:45 am #735858
Wolf – But the clock doesnt tick quicker the older you get!February 3, 2011 4:46 am at 4:46 am #735859
1day – What do you think?February 3, 2011 4:51 am at 4:51 am #735860
So your saying, that, the mind
adjusts to the amount of time
it’ alive?February 3, 2011 4:52 am at 4:52 am #735861aries2756Participant
When you look towards the future you have no idea what it holds, it is vast like a huge ocean. But the past happened already and its like a book where you can rifle through the pages or just glimpse at a summary. You can think back and remember so many things so quickly as if time passed so quickly. Wasn’t it just yesterday that you learned how to use the computer? Wasn’t it just yesterday that your child was born? Nope it was 33 years ago……really, I remember it like it just happened. My how time flies. But…if you are thinking about your child’s bar mitzvah in 3 years, or graduation, or your 25th anniversary when you are married for 15 years it seems like forever away.February 3, 2011 5:02 am at 5:02 am #735862
I don’t have an answer
But, Wolfs seems to make sense
The Mind can’t know how much time
it has left to live, but it knows
how much it has already lived,
so it adjusts to the time it has
already had, with each passing
So, when a person is young,the
mind has not had so much time
alive, and the time units see to
last forever, but as a person
gets older, his mind adjusts
with time, and he gets used to
Time, so it doesn’t feel so longFebruary 3, 2011 5:06 am at 5:06 am #735863HaLeiViParticipant
Aries’ answer is the truth. Another idea is that there are more time markers when you are young. Every recess is counted down to, every grade is a new life. Later, time is marked by the stages of children. Later yet, with grandchildren, there are almost no new markers, other than becoming a great great grand parent.February 3, 2011 5:22 am at 5:22 am #735864HaLeiViParticipant
As proof to my point, when we think in terms of ourselves ten years is like a day, but when we think in terms of our small children a year is indeed a very long time.February 3, 2011 5:32 am at 5:32 am #735865GuardmytongueMember
Cuz we’re not in school anymore, dreading life by the minute. . .
Also, we are taller so we can see over the top of a day and it doesn’t seem as big. (That was poetic but in linear form)February 3, 2011 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #735866deiyezoogerMember
Because everything is predicteble, we already know that it comes snow in the winter, blossums in spring so there is much less excitment.February 3, 2011 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #735867✡onegoal™Participant
Life is like a bath…The longer you’re in it the more wrinkles you get.February 3, 2011 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #735868
whoa this thread is freaking me out!February 3, 2011 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #735869Jack DanielsMember
me to!!! i need a drink want to join me s2021?February 3, 2011 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #735870
i dont drink. ice cream works for me..February 3, 2011 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #735871Jack DanielsMember
your loss;)February 3, 2011 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #735872
no way- sugar and calories vs dangerous liquidy stuff… i think not.. 🙂February 3, 2011 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #735873
I wouldnt mind a drink!
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