Does time really go faster the older you get?

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Sitting having dinner last night my mind started wondering as it normally does at family dinners. I looked into the clear night sky and thought of my beautiful lil 6 month old niece, AJ.

Every time I think of her, see a pic or when i got her in my arms my every being smiles. Now with that out of the way back to my point, which has to do with AJ.

I am now at the ripe and of course tender age of 33 and last night the thought came to me about TIME and AJ.

Will AJ and other kids have the same feelings i have about time when they are kids and also the same feeling of oh hell where'd the TIME go.

When i was in my youth and still at school, busy growing up and learning things on a day to day basis, which was cool i guess but what killed me the most was how time kinda stood still and took sooooooo long to get to the end of the day or week or even to the holidays.

When the holidays came then it was just this TIME flew by, and why oh why i used to think.

At my age now i just don't have enough time in the day to get everything I want to do, done. Why is that is my question.

And with that said i feel that most kids feel the same way i did when i was younger - why is it taking sooo long????

Now all I want is an extra hour or 3 in a day.

Do you feel this way or better yet at what age did you start feeling that the table has turned and that time is running out and the days and months and years are moving at such a rapid rate that it scares you.

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PattiLain Wednesday, 26 March 2008

It does seem time moves faster. But I think that it\'s because as an adult, you have less free time.

Kids spend 7 or 8 hours at school. That\'s already 2 hours less than an adult spends at work. So they\'ve got 2 hours there.

And, when I was a kid, it took 15 minutes to get to school and back. Now, it takes a good half-hour. So the younger me gains another half-hour over the older me.

Also, kids don\'t have to do adult things like make sandwiches or go grocery shopping, or clean the house. So, they gain time there.

Lack of responsibility sure does make time go by slowly...

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Slashen Wednesday, 26 March 2008

makes sense babes but i still want my time back if that\'s ever possible, maybe when we retire and become kids again our time will become longer agian, who knows and only time will tell i guess.

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Paralyzer Wednesday, 26 March 2008

I\'m with pattilain, kids have more time on their hands.butthe older you get the more time just seems to pass by, i notice with my younger brother.He\'s now my age when he was born,and i can still rembember when he was still an infant.such is life

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Charmed Wednesday, 26 March 2008

I dont have kids but feel old.. I started feeling old when I turned 24.. and now i\'m gonna be turning 25 :cry

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Slashen Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Charmed i don\'t think it is old its more about how time just flies by quicker and quicker the older you get - and i think that when you get to retirement age then time slows again.

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DBS Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Its all to do with the mind and the length of time that you have lived. so when you are four a year is 25% of what you have lived. Get to my age and it is less than 2% of what I have lived. so the years seem to fly by. they still do for my parents. Do we do too much with our lives? well software is designed to enable us to do more by making things faster. So we don\'t just work less we take on more work

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Bianca212 Thursday, 27 March 2008

I totally believe time speeds up as you get older.My boyfriend has this theory that the reason old people drive so slow is because life is going so fast for them. You see, when you are little, things seem to last forever, but as you get older it speeds up. When you get to like 70 and are driving along, things are whizzing by so fast that you think you are driving at 120km but in reality you are doing 12km!

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starlight Saturday, 29 March 2008

yup, experience that feeling of need another 3 hours today most of the time... :eek perhaps it is a case of body clocks slowing down and the rest of things just continuing at the same pace, which makes everything else seem so much faster.. perhaps it\'s coz we\'ve done most of what we\'re doing before, perhaps our brains get faster as we get older and thus assimilates so much more in the same space it did a few years ago. or maybe everything is really just getting faster - we\'re cramming in so much more into out day, that there is less time to just be. think it will drive you dilly if you think about it too long.

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