Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Time is relative

These two pictures represent a massive amount of my time today. Over nine hours, to be exact. Nine hours out of the 17.5 hours I've been awake. Interesting...

I've been thinking about time lately. I suppose it was spurred on by something John, Luther, Alice, and I were talking about on Sabbath. We were remembering how when we were little, one year took FOREVERRRRRRR to pass by. It crawled by so slowly and represented a big proportion of our life. But now, one year flies by so fast that we hardly have time to notice. The ratio of one year to total years we've lived (1 yr/age) is growing smaller and smaller. A logical conclusion to this reality would be that time is relative to one's age and outlook on life.

But wait, time can't be relative. Because there is 1000 milliseconds in a second, 60 seconds to a minute, 60 minutes to an hour, and 24 hours to a day. Those are exacts. So no, time cannot be relative.


1 comment:

Johonn said...

Easy answer? It's all perception.

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