Wednesday, February 3, 2010
How Time Flys
I've had this theory regarding the perception of time based on age. The theory goes, every moment of your life gets internally compared with the whole of your previous life, thus as a small child, one day in school counts for a very large percentage and therefore feels like a long time. As you age, these periods of time account for increasingly smaller percentages of your life and therefore "feel" like they go by faster. I just found this blog post which illustrates this theory perfectly. Thanks Joel. And if you are really interested you can read this article by WBUR in Boston.