The objective (neutral) view of time tells us
that time itself goes at exactly the same pace
for everyone. However, our perception of
time, in other words, how we see and feel time,
can be very different depending on what we're
doing, who we're spending time with, and what our
It is a very common experience that when
people feel that they're busy, that they have many
things to do, they will feel that time goes by too
quickly, that they do not have enough time. The
opposite is true, too. When people do not have a
lot to do, they may feel bored and feel that time
passes slowly. Sometimes, when people spend time
with someone they like/love, they will feel that
time passes quickly because they have an active
desire for more time with this person, and the
opposite can also be true here.
How fast or slow time seems to us humans,
on Earth, at this time, is not related to the
environment on Earth or in space. It is just how
we "feel" time.
Thank you very much!
I think time sometimes seems to go slowly and
sometimes seems to go fast for all of us.
Time is always going at the same speed for all
of us on Earth.
Partly, I think time seems to go faster when we're
having fun and slower when we're bored. Does
that happen to you?
When 2017 ended, I had already finished 72 other
years, so that might be one reason why time seems
to go faster for older people. Only 10 yrs had
gone by, for my granddaughter, so 2017 was 10% of
her life and only a little over 1% of my life!
No, it's a matter of perspective, or a prospective
attitude for different persons.
For example, when you are five years old, one
year is 20% of your life, so it seems like a long
time. When you're fifty years old, one year is 2%
of your life, so it seems like a much shorter
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