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Old 04-30-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Most of us will be better off.
I hope not
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:20 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Collide head-on with a health problem, then see how fast time flies by!
Doctor visits get so often they seem to hit each other!
They aren't really so close just feels that way because time rushes by.
These are the days of our lives. Something about an hourglass?
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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One reason life has seemed to accelerate for me is the regularity/scriptedness of each day. I get up at the same time, I go to lunch at the same time, I go to work/leave work at the same time, and have the same amount of time blocked off for myself in the evenings.

College had a wide variety of things going on. No day was the same. There were new people to interact with, a mix of classes on different days, and time was more flexible.

When I worked shift work a few years after college, I also had more time, or at least more flexible time, than the average 9-5er. I could go to the gym and do personal errands when it was not crowded. I could go fishing in the morning. I didn't have to take PTO to go do these things. This provided some variety that you don't get working core business hours.

When every day seems the same, it's easy for them to all run together.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I notice that events that happened yesterday (at least in my mind), really
Occurred several years ago.
You know, the Beatles just got here and now they're mostly deceased.

Time is just flying by the older we get, is it just me?

“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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I sincerely hope we go to a better place when we pass on.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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That would be nice, then we can ask why this world was made so awful for so many innocent people.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe time seems to go by faster because we're just slower now.
What used to take 20 minutes to do now takes an hour.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Maybe time seems to go by faster because we're just slower now.
What used to take 20 minutes to do now takes an hour.
Never thought of that, but so true!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Time is just flying by the older we get, is it just me?
It's just that our memories are shorter so time gets compressed.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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As a few have mentioned here, the passage of time is relative to your perception, based on how long you have lived. Einstein called this The Theory of Relativity. True!
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