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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Years Are Flying By

Granny's always talking about how she can't remember things like she used to... and then goes into a detailed elaborate story that she draws out of her brain from 1920...

But it makes sense... as you get older, you have SOOOO many more memories to draw from. They keep compiling in your brain, and it makes it more difficult to go through the rolodex in your head to draw it out.

James shared with me an article he came across yesterday and this one section has really intrigued me. It's "5 Reasons Immortality Would Be Worse Than Death"

It's a good read, and you can read the whole thing HERE

The one part that keeps popping up in my head like a song stuck on repeat is the part that talks about our perception of time as we get older. You know how when you're a kid and an hour seems like an eternity?? Now an hour just passes by without a thought?

There's a little more to it than "you're impatient as a child."

Of course this isn't scientific, and I haven't checked their sources... but it makes a lot of sense, so I will share. Here's what it says:

"Every year of your life seems shorter than the previous one since each passing year represents smaller and smaller portions of your life. It's the same reason a gift of a thousand bucks would be huge news to you, but meaningless to Bill Gates.



So when you're 100 years-old, a minute will seem six seconds long compared to a minute when you were 10. If you live for 1,000 years, a 50-year marriage spent with a woman for her entire adult life, will have the same significance to you as the girl you dated for a few years back in college. If you live for 100,000 years, she'd basically be the nameless chick you made out with at a Weezer concert.

Live to be a million, and people will seem to be just exploding in and out of existence around you, like a time lapse video of a mountain slowly eroding over eons while cities and nations appear and disappear around it, unnoticed. Entertainment will become a dull blur, as you see the same trends and ideas emerge, go out of style and then emerge again for a new generation who thinks they're brand new. You'll have the pleasure of seeing vampires go out of style, then become cool again in 2060, then 2150, then 2200, before you just stop going to the movies."

Are you as intrigued as me? Here's the rest of the article.

Crazy, right?
But it makes sense! Just a little "4:30am taking care of Granny" entertainment :)

Peace. Love. And Eternal Fiddles.
~natalie

2 Comments:

Blogger Natalie's Favorite Farm Boy Fan : ) said...

Hay : )

We're still praying for your sweet Granny !! Y'alls pics are awesome !!

Re time moving faster, I think this is a signtific fact, as we age our metabolism slows down so time seems to move faster and faster. It really does to me, the years are flying by !!

(There's a whole lot of other stuff that slows down too : )

I would never want to be physically immortal. I may miss too much some of my family and friends and pets I know who have passed on, but as a Christian passing away is sort of like a promotion ... I pray God's okay with me thinking that way, and if not he'll forgive me because I ask often to be forgiven for my Farm Boy mistakes : )

September 7, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Natalie Stovall said...

I love that you said it's like a "promotion" :)
I'm with ya on that, but I've never thought of it in those terms exactly... I LOVE how that brain of yours works!

September 7, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

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