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How relative is time?

The older I get, the faster time seems to pass by. I think the effect is fairly linear - which might explain why an hour timeout when I was 5 was less effective when I was 10, and now I would love for an hour to feel so long. Perhaps the effect is an artifact of interpretating time as related to memories, and thus a particular moment seems to move faster because it is smaller in comparison to the rest of the memory set. The greater the memory base becomes, the smaller each time slice seems to be. This worries me. I hope I'm not the olny one who has noticed this - I know old people tend to face it, but I'm only 20, so I wonder if I'm mildly out of sync with reality or if others notice this. I suspect that many of us face a lack of time, given the complaints I frequently hear, but think about it: what if all or troubles are merely the result of us speeding up time internally - we're just not keeping up with it properly. Check the idea: we watch a movie that we were engrossed in - how long was it? You might as well as wake someone up and ask how long they slept. Why? Because while awake, we consciously strip events down to their particulars - ticking the day away inexorably forward, if one event takes up too much thought, our clock gets confused. Look at too many things at once, time crawls or leaps. Ever notice how time slows when you're bored.

Me neither - the clock hands still jump around on the clock; but it's worth thinking about. No point putting thought off until you're old.

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I think that we ignore all the boring stuff, and as more happens more becomes boring. which is what you said as far as i can tell.

Huh

Actually, I hadn't thought of it that way; but yes, that certainly makes sense. Once could also say that each exciting thing is compressed down to a single event, further widening the boring interludes that are ignored.