Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm already 25?




Yesterday I hosted a little bbq for my birthday. It was supposed to run 12pm-12am, but I think I started it a bi early and by around 7 everyone was tired. I kinda wanted everyone to stay a bit longer, but I guess that's what you get for starting so early.

I'm already 25.... I think the older you get, the faster time goes.

I suppose because in school each year is divided among grades, so it seems slower? I don't know.


Matt Thompson said...

I once read a book called 'Why time speeds up as you get older'. The author reckoned that it's due to a process called 'chunking', where the brain lumps together similar things into one 'thunk'. So if you're stuck doing the same thing for a long time, the brain sees it as one big chunk, so remembers less of it. If you're doing lots of different things, the brain remembers it in smaller chunks.

The reason that time seems to speed up as you get older, it said, is that things stop being new to you. Also, you tend to spend many years doing the same thing in one job. Because it's all familiar to the brain, it doesn't feel the need to take everything in and remember it, so this chunking occurs and things go faster.

I guess the secret is to keep doing new things, then time will slow down again!

Nick Lockard said...

Matt you're a genius. I'm going to get a new job right now lol.