Why? Because all anyone has to do is age and they’ll figure out that time moves much too fast. It moves faster than any old person on the planet appreciates. Ask one. They’ll tell you.
Fine. Time doesn’t move any faster or slower – our experience of it changes. Whatev.
A friend of mine and I were discussing this subject recently and we agree that time moves way too fast, One might think that with the Pandemic, and the layoff of jobs, the closure of businesses and schools, and the more free time available, that time might seem to drag and loll about. But it hasn’t and it doesn’t. We can’t figure out why this is. Time should be dragging ass these days, but even with all that’s going on – time is hardly standing still.
It’s behaving like a bullet shot from a gun. It’s as though time can’t wait to get where ever the hell it’s going. What’s the damn rush?
Oh. Wait. Is this the part where I’m supposed to recognize that time seems to go faster for everyone as we age? Well, I have only one thing to say about that. WHY? How much sense does that make? NONE. If you ask me, time should go slower the older we get. Older people go slow (er) and time should match their (our) pace!
I suppose the takeaway needs to be that everyone do things that are valuable and memorable as often as possible. Why? Because we’re going to be dead before we know it. That’s why! Okay – to mark the passage of time. So that we can look back and say “Oh yeah, I did yada yada blah on that day.” It’s too easy to remember the difficult and challenging experiences from our past. We certainly don’t need a time machine to go there. We all have those EASY TO REACH MEMORIES. But in order to have an Equal amount of positive experiences and memories, we need to make sure we create them. Birthdays and holidays aren’t enough.
To mark this day as a special day in my memory journal, I’m going to have a piece of chocolate birthday cake for breakfast even though my birthday was three days ago. And then I’ll follow up with about four hours of butt cheek crunches. 🙂