Monday, January 03, 2011

Tell Me About It

Gone in the blink of an eye - "Research shows that the older we get, the faster the years seem to go by. And it's not just fear of our own mortality that troubles us.

Scientists aren't sure how or why it happens, but people do change the way they perceive time as they age.

'They just have this sense, this feeling that time is going faster than they are,' Duke University psychology professor Warren Meck told National Public Radio in an interview of 'All Things Considered' last year. The experience seems to be universal, he said. The perception has been documented over the years, across cultures and around the world."


Todd Mason said...

Um...the more time we can remember, why Wouldn't time seem to be rather briefer?

Dan said...

It's simple.

When you're 5 or 6 years old, a month is a big percentage of all the time you've ever known in your life. That's why it takes so long for a kid to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas. As you get older, that percentage gets much (or in Bill's case, much-much-much) smaller. So it seems to go faster.

Glad I could clear that up.