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Do you think this theory is true?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kaybailz, 25 Jun 2010.

  1. kaybailz


    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

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    I was thinking about this the other day at school , people say that each year goes faster then the last one?

    So think , when you were 8 that year was a eighth of your life , right?
    When you were 4 that year was a quarter of your life?
    a eighth is smaller than a quarter so that year must of felt quicker , right?

    It may sound stupid too some , but I feel theres some logic about it
  2. JBuk


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    err, pancake, wut?
  3. Bengaboy


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    Makes no sense at all.
  4. Gaidin109


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    The time goes at the same pace, but the amount of experience grows so it seems that all that has gone before happened in a shorter timescale than it did in reality.

    It is simply your memory playing tricks on you, more memories mean a shorter perception of the timeframe in which they happened.
  5. twist3d0n3


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    crazy concept... maybe you should do some calculus to prove said theory
  6. Greenlizard0

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    You clearly need to concentrate on other things mate, you're going to be sleeping in a skip otherwise.
  7. Plunk13


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  8. mattyg


    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

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    NO he's right. well it feels like it

    Remember how long you were at school between holidays

    Now the holidays feel like there every few weeks.

    I was 30 a little while ago now i'm 36 WTF.

    I passed my test 18 years ago now the 2nd 18 yrs have gone a lot faster than the 1st
  9. Glaceon


    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

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    Time appears to speed up the older you get. This is probably because the more you live, the less new each day's experience becomes. Also, the older you get the more responsibilities and activities saturate each day, and the more you pack a 24 hour day the faster it appears to end. The saying goes "Time flies when you're having fun" and it also stands just as true for when you're busy. It's also worth mentioning that the more responsibilities and activities you have in a day, each day, the more tired you tend to be. You are more likely to go to bed earlier and sleep longer, thus making each day appear to come faster, too.
  10. Cosimo

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    Thinking at school, carry on like that and you might go places.
  11. Nate--IRL--


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    The standard answer:-

    Nostalgia is not what it used to be.

  12. Jokester


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    Pretty sure there was an article in the news last year that said research supported you're theory.
  13. div0


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    Clearly they've gone at the same speed. They just 'feel' like they go more quickly, which is the point the OP was trying to make.

    When you are young, a year seems like a long time.

    As you get older, the years feel like they go past more quickly, because you have now lived to experience longer time frames.
  14. Pudney


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    I believe this to be correct. If memory serves the research suggested that when younger your heart beats faster on average and time feels slower. As you age your heart rate decreases and your experience of time quickers.

    At least thats what I vaguely remember.
  15. SourChipmunk


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    This I agree with. Well said.
  16. outta.service


    Joined: 21 Jun 2010

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    And what if everyone's right?
    Maybe heart beats have something to do with i... maybe psychology, but it definitelly feels like it.
  17. wilko49


    Joined: 29 Mar 2010

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    actually every year does go faster (ignoring leap years). As your mass increases, your localised time is slower, hence events around you will appear faster to you. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is only detectable at very high masses (such as a planetary body), but hey, you are technically correct.
  18. King85

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    Times doesn't change, nothing is longer or shorter, I don't understand your OP but I think this is relevant.
  19. SexyGreyFox

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    I'm old and I can confirm it goes slower.
    All my aches and pains seem to last longer.
    When I turn up for work at 9am, 5pm seems a long way away and just because I'm older it doesn't come any quicker.
  20. sanaxe1


    Joined: 7 Nov 2006

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    It is a known Fact that time slows down while at work but speeds up on your days off. I think some mathematician figured out that time is at its fastest when your having fun.