Time Passing You By

December 6th, 2016 at 3:09:15 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I've noticed in the last few years that
time seems to be whizzing by as I
get older. I'm reading this isn't a new
thing, older people have said this
forever.

When we're 10, time seems to go slowly
because we confront new problems
and new experiences all the time. When
we're older life only runs smoothly if
we get into a routine, but that also gives
the illusion of time passing faster. There
is less thinking going on, there is less
to think about.

The experts say if you want time to slow
down, do a lot of new things, try and
learn another language, get a hobby
that involves a lot of work. I know I'm
in a huge rut, I tend to do the same
things every day, it's just so easy. And
time is flying by.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/opinion/sunday/fast-time-and-the-aging-mind.html
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 6th, 2016 at 3:18:42 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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I think back to being a kid, you counted the days to Christmas. Seemed like it took forever. Now it flies by.

First Grade seemed like it took forever. Second grade seemed half as long. By High School it came and went.

Even as an adult, first out of college job I had to wait a year before I took vacation. The last 8 years are a blur of one assignment after another.

Even the hobbies though don't quite slow it down sometimes. I have been trying gardening. Right now I am setting up my tomato plants, will put some in planters Jan 1. By March, try to cut and grow the cuttings, some to sell for a little cash. Now, the issue is that I am counting to the deadlines for each phase. Time flies.
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December 6th, 2016 at 3:54:34 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
I think back to being a kid, you counted the days to Christmas. Seemed like it took forever. Now it flies by.
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I think when you're a kid you're a
lot more aware of time, so it seems
to go slower. I also think you're
bored a lot, which makes time stop.

If I'm watching a boring movie, time
slows down to nothing, 5min seems
like an hour. Waiting in a doctors
office takes an eternity. Sitting is
traffic ditto. So if you like what
you're doing most of the time, life
flies by. Sigh.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 6th, 2016 at 4:05:48 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
I think when you're a kid you're a
lot more aware of time, so it seems
to go slower. I also think you're
bored a lot, which makes time stop.


I know I was bored a lot. Maybe if we had online like today I would have found more interests. I never liked what the kids did. Never liked kid stuff. Still don't. Thanksgiving I was teaching my niece more about how Blackjack works. Then told her to teach someone else so she would learn better. Had one of the adults say they thought the dealer stood on 16. So good instant feedback and unplanned.

I look back to being a kid on those holidays. Hated it. You did not know what the adults knew, but you knew there was so much more they knew. Even watching football you were behind the curve.

I would never want to do that again.
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December 6th, 2016 at 8:29:15 PM permalink
kenarman
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My theory on time speeding up is that 1% of your life always feels the same. When you are 6 years old 1% of your life is 22 days when you are 60 years old it is 220 days. Those lengths of time feels the same to you when you are at those ages.
"There is no sin but ignorance" Christopher Marlow
December 6th, 2016 at 8:59:15 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Bob, you should start smokin' da wacky-tobaccy. That'll slow down time for ya. You be mellowin' out in front of da TV in no time. Not a care in da world.