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Might as well start with something we all think about: time.

What time is it? Do I have the time? Time flew. What is taking so long? Why didn’t I savor the time?

Time is interesting. As kids all we want is it to speed up. As we get older, we want it too slow down. But it always seems to do the opposite of what we want.

Science says that time perception speeds up as you age. They even have a ratio for it.

But why does it speed up?

Why do days drag when we are bored and accelerate when we never want it to end?

Maybe it is just our mind’s activity level that changes time perception. After all, kids rarely keep their minds on one thing long enough to lose time perception.

Maybe the Universe is trying to mess with us. Doing the exact opposite of what we want to happen as usual.

It could be, and this is just my thinking, it is a survival trick. As time speeds up you want to make use of your life. In the wild, it’s reproducing. As children, however, time goes slower to help you learn.

Or it could just be nothing. Just some crossed wires in our brains.

Just something to think about and to decide for yourself.

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