Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My theory on time and aging

Everybody pretty much agrees that every year gets shorter. This is my theory as to why. I think the human mind is finite, it has a certain size. A child one year has one year of memories and perception, which fills the entire mind. This makes it seem huge. A child who is two has a year filling up half his mind. For a person who is 40, the year fills up 1/40th of the mind, each year seems small. I'm not saying I think it's precise, a more significant period of time probably occupies more "space" than an insignificant, and the period of a year is defined by humans. (Your brain doesn't know the Earth travels once around the sun in a year, a year is a unit of time you know because your were told) So every year has proportionately has less of a portion of the mind to occupy, hence it seems smaller.


Blogger Oopsy Daisy said...

Interesting theory. So mindless twits would have more space in their brains wouldn't they? For instance, if a village idiot was 20 years old, but had the mind of a ten year old, wouldn't that mean a year would be filling up 1/10th of their mind instead of 1/20th? I'm just sayin'.

April 16, 2008 7:43 AM  

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