Time isn’t really a thing. It is really nothing but a viewpoint. It is an idea. It’s a linear measure of an experience.
It’s recollection of the past, attention in the present, anticipation of the future.
After all, we all know that the time spend in the dentist chair is different than the time we spend having fun!
What do we do “to” it? Well, we…
- kill time,
- waste time,
- do time,
- pass time.
Has time ever “stood still” for you?
How fast did time go when you were taking a timed test?
And then others do that too. So we all get together and we come up with agreements on what we experience. We find ways to measure it: clocks, calendars, all that stuff.
Yep, it’s all just a matter of our perspective. After all, consider the turtle…or the hummingbird. The turtle is super slow at everything, from OUR viewpoint. From the turtle’s viewpoint, it is normal.
To us, the hummingbird looks like it is zipping around at a million miles an hour! But, that’s normal speed to the bird. To that bird, it likely looks like we’re moving around like molasses.
All of us, as humans, have the same 24 hours per day, the same 7 days per week. But, yet, we’ve all seen both the really active and productive folks as well as the laid-back, relaxed and seemingly lazy folks.
Everyone is marching to their own drummer. It’s like we all have an inner metronome, setting a certain rhythm with each of us. For some it runs faster, for others it runs slower.