This is why I hate clocks and calenders. I think 'time' feels like it gets faster as we age simply because we become more aware of 'time' as we get
Nobodies watching the clock when they're 3. You're not aware the timer is running down. You're just always in the moment.
This changes as you're forced to clock watch from school age on. Everything become a matter of time. Eat at this time, make sure you're here or there
at that time. Is it time to knock off yet? A kid eats when they're hungry, an adult eats when it is 'time'. "My body is hubgry, but it's not lunch
Adults become painfully aware of the count down. "If I live to X, then #, I only have X amount of years left now!!!" Kids don't dwell on such
A young child it feels like Christmas takes forever, because one, less developed sense of time, 2, they only have to think about the actual day.
Adults, How long before Christmas? I need to make sure I have all the presents etc. by this date. Oh crap I only have 2 weeks now....
Try this, get rid of all clocks and calenders if you can for a week. Avoid schedules and just go with your gut and the things you want to do.
I can almost guarantee that week will feel longer.
I honestly think time is a matter of perception. After all there is no such thing as 'time' as such. Time is just a measurement, just like centimeters
Maybe back in "Adam and Eve" times, Adam didn't live for 1000 'years', but without a clock it sure as hell felt like it, because he would of genuinely
had no way of keeping track of so many rotations of the Earth and orbits of Sol just in his head.
How long can you keep track of the date without a calendar?
Before clocks it was 'seasons', 'moons' and 'days', our way of measuring 'time' was pretty simple and immediate, now we're literally counting the
seconds, watching the clock and planning time well into the future.
Again it's perception. Change your perception, and you literally change your time. As they say, time flies when you're having fun... and it drags when
you're not, but we know that is just from the state of mind we're in and it just feels like it is flying or dragging.
Any way that's my 2 cents on it.
I'd get into scale in relation to time. e.g 'time' being different for an ant versus a whale but that's a different convo for another 'time.'
edit on 1-8-2020 by AtomicKangaroo because: added a line.