DailyDirt: Time Flies When You're…

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There are a lot of myths and aphorisms about the passage of time. A watched kettle never boils. Time flies when you’re having fun. However, these observations could lead to some important discoveries about human psychology and how our brains perceive and remember various events in our lives. Does “proportionality theory” really explain why 8yo kids and 80yo senior citizens judge time differently? Here are just a few links on the topic of time.

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Anonymous Coward says:

A faggot.

I’m gay.

My dad is not pleased with this fact. Completely homophobic.

Half the time his homophobia doesn’t even make sense.

>Fishing show on TV in the living room
>Watching it with mom and dad
>Mom: “I don’t have the patience for that kind of stuff”
>Me:”It doesn’t feel like too long when you’re out there”
>Dad:”Time flies when you’re a faggot.”

John Fenderson (profile) says:

Aging and the passing of time

“days and weeks may pass at a normal speed, but it’s the years that seem to fly by.”

For me, the days and weeks fly by, compared to how they were when I was young, as well.

I remember days seeming to go on forever in my youth. Sometimes pleasantly (a lazy summer day) and sometimes unpleasantly (watching each tick of the clock waiting for the school day to end).

Now, however, each day and week seems to go by in the blink of an eye.

Anonymous Coward says:

or maybe the prisoners would like it...

Okay, regarding the preceived-time-dilation drugs… Why are they being considered for prison use, instead of being hawked as the greatest thing since Viagra?

I mean, I know we live in something like a police state now, but there ARE times when you’d WANT time to pass more slowly. 🙂

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