posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 09:34 PM
reply to post by thedoctorswife
Okay, this is important. Yes, time is speeding up; no it is not just people who are aging. My 8 year old and 13 year old told me so last summer (when
they were 7 and 12!)...that time was going soooo fast. That the days were going so fast.
Now, mind you, time is not real. It is a measurement tool we have created to mark our existence and to chart our path. So, in that aspect, it is not
real. But, our perception of how we measure it is real and our perception has changed.
I think something has changed. AND, add the quick communication of cell phones, texting, email, me typing to you right now...the ease of
information...this has sped things up.
Years ago we had to dial the number on a rotary phone or physically 'go' to someone's house to talk/get info. Now we just type a few keys on a
keypad. We have sped our own world up. Or, for information, we would have to go look up something in the encyclopedia or dictionary...now we can do it
all online. There is a perception of speed because things come to us much faster now.
Personally, I long for the slowness of the past. I just bought an iphone and I hate it. Too much, too fast, not necessary. I'm pretty sure I'm going
to return it.
Maybe we should start a society of 'slow'. Where, we all talk on rotary phones and read books. ha. I wish.