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  1. #1 Time QUESTION..... 
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    Has anyone like had the feeling that the sensation of time seems to speed up as you get older. I mean when i was younger, a year was such a long time, and the days used to go by really slowly. But now as im older time seems to fly by. I think that if you can work out how to make time seem slower it can make you feel like you have lived for longer.


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    Maybe we are actually travelling through time faster as we get older,

    but another reason could be we become more busy as we get older with jobs, relationships, and time spent thinking about death. When we are younger we usually do have any responsibilties so we can do whatever we want whenever we want.

    It would be interesting if my first point was true...


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    Another aspect may be that memory is probably optimal at young age. The experience of time has to do a lot with memory: if we had no memory at all, we would not experience time as we do (if you don't know when you started doing something, you don't know how long it took). So perhaps time seems to speed up at old age because less details (less 'time') are recorded in the memory.
    But this applies mostly to very old age, when memory becomes a real problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by curiouskid
    Maybe we are actually travelling through time faster as we get older.
    I don't see what you mean with this.
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    I think it also might have to with the percentage one year is of your total lifetime. For instance, when your 5, one year represents 1/5 of your total life experience, and seems like a much longer time period. When your 30, it only represents 1/30th of your lifetime, and seems shorter. Just an idea...
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    That's it!

    Man, how will it be like when I am 60.
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