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13 hours ago, Unaspected said:

98 is quite an age to achieve! Certainly, I've noticed things get faster. I can't say I noticed the process of things speeding up - only that a week is over before I know it these days. Maybe something has happened to our sampling rates - or maybe it's because our brains have learned enough that we fill in the blanks for anything mundane and repetitive to conserve our energy.

40 sounds a little scary, though it is calling me too. I guess you've been preparing yourself for it mentally. No prep here. I'm just going to wake up in a mid-life crisis.

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On 8/2/2019 at 4:34 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

For sure, it's almost certainly some kind of semi-conscious mental prep. My body's been reminding me that I'm not in my 20s more and more frequently over the past few years, too. Weeks go by in a blur, even months kind of blend together. Seasons feel like months used to. I imagine it's what you suggest -- a natural human tendency to attach more significance to the new or unusual things, and less to the mundane -- that gathers most of my waking moments into little balls of non-eventhood, at least in retrospect. It's funny how months can seem to go by so quickly, but hours can still drag on...

It's always a kind of neat thought experiment to try and see things from my son's perspective, and remember how a week used to feel like an eternity, and how excited I got about little things. And really frustrating sometimes trying to explain things that don't fit in his frame yet. I'm naturally impatient, and it runs in the family...

My girlfriend suffers with impatience as well. Whereas I seem to experience time like an Ent. I've sat doing nothing on 8 hour flights before and they seemed to pass in just over an hour. Mind you, once I was sat next to a schizophrenic and whilst she was perfectly affable, her swearing at the air stewardesses made the flight somewhat uncomfortable - especially as they initially thought we were together.

 

22 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Makes sense.

Though I have found local time to be variable enough also. This might be because I have meditated on and off throughout my life.

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I'm 33 years young. For the first time in my life I'm right in the middle of the age group at my work. Usually I'm the youngest and for like a year I was weirdly among the oldest. 

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6 hours ago, BTAKQ said:

I'm 33 years young. For the first time in my life I'm right in the middle of the age group at my work. Usually I'm the youngest and for like a year I was weirdly among the oldest. 

This happened to me too, and it’s a bit of a red light. All my life I was the young and hip one, now I’m an old guy at 39 and all the kids in their 20s think I’m ancient. 

The times they are a-changing.

 

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