posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 10:30 PM
I don't things are happening faster in a raw time sense, but our frame of reference makes it appear that way. Correct me if I am wrong, but I
remember my high school Physics teacher telling us about Albert Einstein being asked to explain his theory of relativity in layman's terms.
I'm going to paraphrase what he said Einstein said (forgive the liberty I am taking please), 'When asked, Einstein said that when a man is spending
an evening with a woman he's attracted to, hours seem like minutes Conversely, when the same man is spending an evening with a woman he is not
attracted to, minutes seem like hours.'
I feel this explanation of this theory can be extrapolated to our lives as children versus our lives as adults. When we were children, the only
worries we had were playing with our friends and having fun with very little responsibility. As we started getting older, through junior high and
high school, our responsibilities began to increase with school (or trying to not get busted for not being in school), dating, peer pressure, etc.
Post high school, we began to focus on college or if not, working in the real world. The concept of money (ie bills, putting a roof over your head,
putting food on the table, etc), serious relationships (finding your significant other), breakups begin to erode some of the careless fun most of us
enjoyed as children. Keep in mind, children who were abused or neglected began to feel the "minutes seem like hours" effect prematurely of a
As full blown adults, we work, eat sleep and try to have fun when possible. We have become overrun with responsibility and on occasion, dread. Think
of how when you go on vacation, and actually have fun on that vacation, time seems to fly by. The time between vacations seems like forever! (i.e.
you went on vacation two months ago and feel like you need another one already!) I feel it is all about frame of reference.
The dawn of the information age seems to speed up the process of acquiring responsibility. News, games, instant messaging, dating, nearly at the
click of a mouse. I feel sometimes more is less and less is more. Call me old-fashioned, but I call it how I see it.