Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
On Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:58:56 -0300, HRM Resident
Post by HRM Resident
Today has 12 hours, 10 minutes, and 17 seconds of daylight,
184 seconds less than yesterday -- 3 minutes and 4 seconds.
That must be why the day seems to be going so fast :)
Actually, time seems to go fast as we get older for a
scientific/psychological reason. Put aside the fact we can't recall
much before age 4-5. It's a constant in my example, anyhow.
Case 1 - A 10-year old child. They have had 10 years of conscious
life(Ignore that they can't remember the first few years, I'm making a
point!), a lot of which is contained in memories. The next year, from
age 10 to 11, represents 10% of their memory. That makes a whole year
seem to last forever . . . remember how long being in school was in
Case 2 - A 50-year old adult. They have 50 years of conscious life,
again a lot of which is contained in memories. The next year, from age
50 to 51, represents just 2% of their memory. That makes a whole year
seem relatively short, causing the feeling that time is going by faster.
Case 3 - A 100-year old adult. They have 100 years of conscious life,
and if they don't have dementia, that's a LOT of memories. The next
year, from age 100 to 101, represents just 1% of their memory. That
makes a whole year seem to fly by! Even faster than when you were 50.
That's the scientific reason why time *really* does seem to go
faster as we get older.
As for my original post, yes, the days really do get shorter quite
quickly this time of year . . . right now we are losing about 3 minutes
of daylight until we hit the shortest day of the year. Then the days
start to get longer . . . :-)