Many times in our somewhat young lives we wonder about the future ahead of us where we are going, what we will become, who will we lose or gain along the linear direction forward in our lives. Many times we often look backward towards the past at all the embarrassing moments, love and lives lost and all those petty arguments and trivial mistakes that all happened to be made. However I really started thinking about time and how we all perceive it on a daily basis. I seems to be in a extremely stressful moment in our lives time runs as slow as possible and when we crave a moment that lasts forever it is but a speck in the moment of our minds. These are the questions that plague me while enjoying the warm, comforting yet high energy moments of my football sundays with my friend the engineer and my friend the physics teacher. Two science guys with an interesting argument on why time really doesn’t matter.
First off an interesting clue to why we should not worry about time is that it has been argued by many scientists in the astrophysics and theoretical physics field that time is finite and really is but a form of gravitational anomaly. For those who read Yunfei’s post or have seen the movie she reviewed “Interstellar” than you will to a degree understand what I mean. The simple idea the faster something goes the slower time is, the slower we go the more time speeds up isn’t just what we perceive. When an astronaut flies into space the clock aboard that ship is in fact seconds different than the clocks on earth. The stars we see are in fact how the stars looked thousands even millions of years ago in there respected galactic position. Why do I stress these boring and pedantic facts? well put things into perspective perhaps…
When we take in these interesting scientific elements in a kind of dooming sense it shows us that in a certain degree time doesn’t exist but is entirely made up by the human conscience and that we all perceive a lie and for all of us time will run out and we shall be nothing but ghosts on a tiny insignificant rock in a sea of trillions of intergalactic entities. However since our home isn’t out there but on earth we can start to understand that we can use these ideas to perceive our time to help us through the one fear that holds us back, the fear of our time running out.
With this said we can all forget the past since the only time it will ever be encountered is by potential intelligent life among the stars seeing how earth was many years ago. We can’t encounter the future! It hasn’t happened and cannot be rushed as it is not physically possible, we can change and shape it anyway we want it at any second of time (or however one perceives that second) What point is being made is where we are going, what we will become, who will we lose or gain along the linear direction forward in our lives, all the embarrassing moments, love and lives lost and all those petty arguments and trivial mistakes that all happened to be made are but insignificant and should not be feared or dwelled upon as time is but how we choose to perceive it.