The trick of time (1)
□□The trick of time (1)
The concept of time is hard to grasp and feel. We tend to think that time passes at a constant speed, but everyone knows that it flies when having fun, and slows down dramatically during dull moments. Sound sleep is the fastest. Hours feel like a second. On the other hand, the distance to the toilet with severe stomach pain is the slowest. A minute feels like hours.
I came to the conclusion that time actually might not be passing at a constant speed. Just like Einstein's "Theory of Relativity," that says time passes slower when a vessel moves faster, when you concentrate on something, your body clock slows down, thus the "real" time feels quicker. In other words, the faster it feels, the more concentrated you were.
So it might be a good idea to use your sense of time as an indicator of how concentrated your moments were. If you feel it long, you might not have been concentrating. If you feel it short, you should be proud of having been concentrated. The same applies not only to moments, but also to hours, days, weeks, months, years, and decades.
They say the older you get, the shorter time feels. I think it may be due to getting better at controlling your concentration in the moment. At e-Jan, I often hear from many people that they feel time flies quickly. I consider it a good thing. It is an indication that we are concentrating well on our tasks, and as a result, having the effect of a vessel moving quickly.