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|08-08-2009, 07:42 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Does time go very fast only for me or for you too? very need your answers.
I'm feeling time goes terribly fast for me. Years, months, weeks, days go away so quickly for me.
Do you feel it too? Maybe time just goes fast for a looser or a winner also feels this.
Please, i would like to know your thoughts about it.
Sorry for my terrible English.
|08-09-2009, 02:55 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Time goes incredibly fast and because time is relative, I think it's related to a fundamental change in some property of our universe that we simply cannot perceive with instruments, only in our consciousness in sort of a Twilight Zoney way. (Like, "is it me...or is there something wrong with time?")
However, last night...strangely, time was moving incredibly slow for me. Normally a Saturday night flies by and I am always bummed because it's my favorite night of the week and it's over so fast. It literally seemed as if I had three times more time last night. In fact, I was falling asleep at 8pm even though I had a nap earlier. Very strange sensation.
I don't think it has to do with age for me at least, it has felt this way since I was in my teens. Like BOOM, there went July. Felt like a few days.
The universe is actually increasing the speed at which it is expanding which confuses many scientists, so I imagine it must have something to do with that.
|08-09-2009, 03:37 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I think the reason time feels like it's going so fast is because our human minds have trouble remembering every second of it.
I remember as a kid feeling like some days lasted forever. If I could bring all of those days back into my present consciousness, I don't think I'd agree that time flies by.
24 hours is 24 hours. It just doesn't seem like it because we don't remember most of it.
|08-09-2009, 06:04 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
It seems like time flies by so fast, whether or not I'm having fun. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months and so forth. But time is all about perception. Time is more cyclical than it is linear. Time is always going forward, then going back to the beginning. The cycle of life. Think about time in that context, you'll get a different understanding of it. It may not slow down, but it will always return to a familiar place.
|08-10-2009, 03:17 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
First step is to map out your time line: Do this by thinking of events that are time coded and pointing to and noting where in space they are located.
Start with today, then yesterday, then last week, last month, last year, 3 years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago....
Then do the same for toomorrow, next week, next month, next year, 5 years from now, 10 years from now etc....
Some generalisations -
Generally if you play connect the dots with these points you get a line from the past to the future.
In many people this runs from left (past) to right future.
For other people the past is behind them, the future in front.
Timelines are often located in front of a person, but can pass through or behind a person.
They can be straight, boomerang shaped, tilted, or even have odd curliqueues...
Generally if you time line touched or passes through your body you have a tednancy to be a bit atemporal and notnotice the passage of time - "time flies when you are havign fun"
Generally if it is all in front of you, you are very aware of the passage of time, can accurately judge how long has passed and place a higher value on timeliness.
Explore your metaphor of time - what shape is it, how long is it, are there any blindspots, how far apart are routine regular events...
And experiment: What does it feell like to change the position, direction, angle, lentgh etc of your timeline? Try one aspect at a time and notice the difference.
Generally speaking the longer the distance between events the greater your perception of there being plenty of time... is that true for you? If you stretch things out in your upcoming timeline does the sensation of it flying by slow down a bit?
Try playing with your time line running through your body, or in front of your body - does that alter your perception of time? This can be a fun one to play with while waiting in queues... which one makes the queue seem shorter?
Have fun exploring....
|08-10-2009, 07:28 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I always remember what my high school teacher told us when we complained about time passing by too slowly for us, she'd say ''oh just wait a few years, you'll see how it flies by then''. And she was right. A year goes by so quickly now, especially when I see my friends' kids, how fast they are growing, I'm always shocked when I see how much they've grown and another birthday is already there.
I think that as a kid you're mostly focused on the now, not thinking so much about future or past. As you grow up, you start worrying about these things, basically always thinking what's to come or what has been.
And as someone said, when I'm having fun I lose track of time, two hours seem ten minutes.
|08-10-2009, 12:12 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
|09-20-2009, 01:45 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Excellent thread. In fact, it is possible to slow down your perception of time.
Here are several great suggestions: How can I make time slow down? | Ask Metafilter
E.g., my summer holidays 2009: It felt like 6 months, but was only 2 and a half. How is that possible?
Seek variety, do various things you like every day.
Take frequent trips or mini-holidays. If you're worried about the time it takes, remember: when you do something new and exciting, it's worth it.
Use a mobile phone with a camera and take snapshots of your life every day. You can look back and remember - "wow, I did a lot of different things!"
If you're stuck in your daily routine, make an effort to do different things every week. (e.g. going to a movie after a hard day's work).
How else could you bring more variety into your life?
Hiking, mountainbiking and running makes time go VERY slowly for me.
Whenever you feel that time is flowing by, look back on the last year or months and make a list: what did you do or experience? How many new people did you meet? Did you work on some of your goals? Did you have fun often? You will find that you did in fact use your time well, but you just can't remember everything.
It also helps to remind yourself of your mortality. It is unlikely, but possible that you'll die within one year. Are there any things that you want to do but keep delaying?
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