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The older you get, the more time flies 
1st-Feb-2006 09:34 am
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I wonder why this is. It certainly seems true. I'm certainly bored at times, but most of the time, there aren't enough hours in a day.

  1. Is it because we have more to do and more obligations?
  2. Is it because a day represented a smaller and smaller fraction of a lifespan? And so they become less meaningful? Today is 1/680 of my niece's life. But it is less than 1/10000 of mine.
  3. Do we become less cognizant of the passage of time? I.e., I think the weekend will be here soon, my nephew thinks the weekend is so far away. (Then again, he has his TV privileges revoked until then, so that might have something to do with it. But I've so much going on, I'm lucky if I turn on the TV.) Ultimately, I would think adults ought to be more cognizant of time with the bazillion deadlines and due dates we have.
  4. Do our lives develop more rigorous patterns? Do our lives get more monotonous?

Any other ideas? I tend to lean toward #2.
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1st-Feb-2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Being older is more fun. True, we have bills, jobs, freaky acquaintences, pets, and other obligations but a lot of the obligations are chosen obligations - well, except for the bills. I lean toward #3, because when I get busy at work, and enjoy the work itself I pay no attention to the clock, and so time seems to fly.

-Lisa
http://slipknotpixie.blogspot.com
2nd-Feb-2006 06:23 am (UTC) - Olympics
Anonymous
I've always subscribed to #2 - percentage of life.

Hey, I'd love it if you'd come join my Olympic Team - Team DPN!!

http://teamdpn.blogspot.com (http://teamdpn.blogspot.com)

--Whit
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