posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 01:39 PM
What if we measured time completely differently? What if a second lasted half as long as it does now? What if instead of 12 hours we had 6 that were
twice as long? What if instead of months we had periods of time twice as long, but only six of them?
The temporal divisions we make seem functional at best and arbitrary at worst to me. That's just my personal perception. Feel free to disagree. If
arbitrary though, and if we could just as easily use divisions like those I described above (or any others,) then would these dates
still be assigned the significance they are even though the series of ones wouldn't be present anymore on those days? And if not, then what is
inherently special about them?
Likewise, if you were born in 19xx, then xx will always = the number of years since 1900 that you were born in, and the age you will become this year
will always = the difference between then and now. Because 2011 is the 111th year since 1900, the sum of the two will always equal 111. There have
been 111 years since 1900 so the sum will automatically be 111. Again, what is special about that?
I respect everyone's views and the right to see import in anything one feels it may lie in. I'm not trying to assert that there isn't
anything special to these dates. If you assign importance to them, and it enriches your life in any way, then I say go for it. Whatever works for you
and enriches your life. I think that's great.
I'm just pointing out an alternative way of looking at it. Feel free to ignore it. Peace.