Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hmm …

 Here's why time seems to go by more quickly as we get older - ScienceAlert.

I have been telling people for years that the reason time seems to go faster as you grow older is because you're experiencing ever diminishing proportions of your life. The first year is 100 percent, the second 50 percent, and on and on. So I was gratified to read the final section of this about toddler time.


  1. Aging increases awareness of finite mortality. Unlike a child waiting for the solved mystery of Christmas (Santa's surprises!), which seems to take forever to get here, we who are old are waiting for something much less surprising (room temperature and the graveyard), which seems to be getting here too quickly.

  2. Not for me, since my Catholic teachers taught us to think of death every day. I have never nit been aware of my terminus ad quem. Only difference now is that I know it grows ever nearer.