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Time and what it means to us

Updated on September 24, 2009


This is a somewhat short hub, but I'm going to put everything that I know and believe in in into this particular hub.

In this blog I'm going to talk about time and why it is our enemy. 

Time accelerates

One thing that you'll notice is that time accelerates. 

When you first start to realize that you are alive and start to remember things, around the age of 4, you have nothing going on in your life, so time goes by very slowly. 

You eventually grow up and start going to school. 

Your days start to look the same every day, you go to school and back. This keeps on occuring throughout elementary school and junior high. 

You start high school, and on top of school you may start doing a sport. This makes your day even blander, and every day is almost identical to the one before. You start a job, and you have even less time for personal activities that 'spice up' your life.

You get out of school, and get into college, then get out of college and start a family. Suddenly your life is passing by even faster. With juggling between your job, spouse, and kids every day seems the same, and before you know it, you're 65 and retiring. You look back and you go "woah that was fast." 

Here's what happens, your brain creates these 'synapses' in your life with things out of the ordinary, thus when you look back at your life you see all of these synapses instead of just a dull and boring/unchanged life.

Bottom line: this happens because your life is bland, and every day is like the day before, because you're doing the same thing over and over again. 

Pink Floyd: Time

The following video is of the song 'Time' by musicians Pink Floyd, and if you want you could fast forward to the lyrics (they're about 2 mins in or so) and I have the lyrics on the video for you.

It's a really touching song that makes you think about life, and how every moment should not be wasted. It gives this message symbolically. 

How to avoid this

You can avoid time's evil effect, by 'spicing up' your life.

I realize that money is tight, but this is your life, and your family's life, and everyone lives only once so enjoy life. Go on vacations. Celebrate your birthday in a new way. 

Don't just wake up, read the paper, go to work, come back at night, eat dinner, and then watch Leno. That's exactly how you miss those synaptic opportunities. 


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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Great Hub. Time is my favorite song of all time. I have sung it publicly hundreds of times. The most awesome lyrics.

      The thing about time is that, when you are 4 one day is 1/1400 of your total experience and so, a pretty big deal. Maybe only 1/500 of what you recall. When you are fifty, one day is 1/18000 of your life, and therefore a much more minute part of it. This helps to create the illusion of time flying. Relativity. Time is relative to the observer.

      Thanks much for the fine read here.

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      og tripple og 8 years ago

      sup dude, awesome blog! //og