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The Older I Get, The Faster the Time

June 29, 2011 Life

Time Plays Tricks on All of Us

When I was younger, people would tell me that the older you get the faster the time goes by. Of course, I knew that was not possible. After all, time never changes its pace. It moves universally at the same speed.

What I am able to accomplish during any given time period is only to the degree to which I focus. It has nothing to do with the clock. That being said, I still can’t understand how time seems to move faster as I get older.

I remember days when I’d wonder if a certain week was ever going to end or a weekend was ever going to appear. When life isn’t going as planned, time seems to drag; when anticipating a special time, it seems like it’s never going to come! Why does the trip home seem shorter than the one we experience when going somewhere?

Under certain circumstances, we want time to rush by. When we are on vacation, feeling productive, enjoying friends and family, we want time to stand still. The truth is, it doesn’t matter what we want, what we think, or our situation; time can never be manipulated! It’s a waste of time to even try.

The question still remains unanswered. Why does time appear to move faster as we get older? I think the answer is hidden in the wisdom developed as we age. Time becomes more precious. It has greater value. The past, whether it’s days, weeks, months, or years, can never be recaptured. Because I view time as fragile, each day lived lessens my allotted time.

As with any special gift, you want to hold onto it, protect it, and cherish it. Time is a gift given to each one of us, equally. We must use it or lose it. How we handle it is up to us. As I get older I realize that time is our most valued possession. Nothing is swifter than our years. If only I could slow down the process!

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