Di, of Pensitivity101, is once again sitting in for Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, for today’s Truthful Tuesday post. Her question is…
Do you find time goes faster as we age?
Hell yes. Take this year, for example. It’s already November. It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming in 2022 with great expectations. The reality of 2022 has not been so great, though.
I remember from my youth that days seemed to last forever. And years? Sheesh, the school year would start in September and end in June, when summer vacation would start. As a kid, September to June seemed like an eternity. Today, years — even decades — go by in the blink of an eye.
And holy cow, in two short months we’re going to be entering the 23rd year of the century. Wasn’t it just yesterday that everyone was panicking about Y2K, a widespread computer programming shortcut that was expected to cause extensive havoc around the globe as the year changed from 1999 to 2000? How quaint.
I don’t know the science behind clock time versus perceived time, but I do know that I absolutely perceive time to be zipping by much faster now that I’m an old fart than it did when I was a young stud.
Oh well, such is life.