Time is an Illusion By Sage Ruiz

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Check the time real quick. Now make a note of it, we’ll get back to that later.

Time, like many other things, is a form of measurement, aka distance divided by speed. But time is based off of cycles. A day is 1 full rotation on the Earth’s axis, or 24 hours. A year is 1 full orbit around the sun, or 365 days. Everything in between has been “created”by man. A day is made up of 24 hours, each hour has 60 minutes, each minute has 60 seconds. Smaller unit of time were created to better navigate a quickly evolving society.

Time is relative though. Think of how quickly time flies when you’re having fun as opposed to waiting to clock out of work. Simply changing your perspective can affect the way you experience time. But that’ a topic for another day.

You may come to find that this is a circulatory formula; Let’s try to find how much distance the Earth covers in one day. The Earth travels at 30 kilos/sec, or 67,000 mph. (take note of the “per hour”) Now multiply that by 24 hours. You should have gotten 1,608,000 miles. Notice how each measurement has a subunit of measurement; miles, kilometers, or some other form of distance.
Speed is dependent upon distance and time, while time is dependent upon speed and distance. You can’t have one without the other, because they’re all intertwined.

Spending 5 minutes doing something fun vs something boring is going to feel like different amounts of time have passed, but you’ve traveled the same distance at the same speed in both scenarios. It’s your perspective that makes you feel like time is moving more quickly or slowly, when is reality, it may not be moving at all, but our perception of the world allows u to feel like it it.

What time is it now? Did it feel like it took you this long to read this?


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