Originally Posted by raykilleen
Yes every year of your life time will appear to go by faster and faster, this is why we eventually become senile, time is moving so fast we canít keep up.
I've heard this from "older" people commonly,
Maybe its becuase each year is a smaller percentage of your overall years lived, thus each new year feels "faster" or "shorter",
1 year from 9 to 10, will be 10% of your total time spent, thus relatively long, compared to say a year from 49 to 50, which will be 2% of the overall time you have spent alive.
Personally I feel like time is slowing down for me, given Im trying to accomplish greater feats than I had in mind say a few years ago, so now there is not enough time, whereas before there was too much time.
Trying to achieve something, where there is not enough time tends to make a year feel longer, than feeling you have "too much time" and shutting off alot, not paying much attention, not thinking about how best to achieve your goals, etc.
There is the objective time 1 year, but if I pay attention to twice as much information compared to some random guy, my year will feel like 2 years to his 1 year,
OP, you never mentioned how much time had actually passed, compared to the feeling of 4 hours you experienced, so we dont know how fast you are percieving time to pass,
Maybe only 5 hours passed, so time was faster by an hour compared to your feeling?