posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by vister74
Almost everyone I know older than me (especially my parents) say "Enjoy your youth. You'll be fifty in what feels like a literal blink of an eye."
I hear it all the time and I'm noticing it now too. My childhood seemed to have lasted forever. Summer vacation used to feel like an eternity. Now
years just go by so quick I can barely hang on.
I remember reading somewhere once (where was it? hmm) that being in a routine makes your brain perceive time faster. It said that your brain sort of
forgets the things you do habitually everyday and lumps it into one basic memory. The reason being, it's unneeded to keep every individual time you've
brushed your teeth on record. Makes sense to me.
As an example think of a time you were brushing your teeth and something unusual happened, like you slipped. You're gonna remember it clearly. Now
try and remember every individual time you brushed your teeth for the past two weeks. You're probably not gonna have an easy time remembering all of
them. That's just an example but you get the idea.
We're all trapped in this grand routine of wakeup, eat, commute, work, eat, TV/Computer, sleep and repeat. I think if we all strived for a little more
spontaneity and randomness we might be able to hang on to our a lives a little more thoroughly and slowly.
edit on 5-4-2012 by jar11 because: grammar
edit on 5-4-2012 by jar11 because: added some tidbits.