Time is a fickle thing. At times we wish time would move faster, depending on the situation we’re in, and at other times, we’re asking ourselves where the hell time has gone to.
If you’re like me, chances are you’re finding yourself relating to the second component of the sentence above more so than the first. I would argue a majority of us are feeling this way, based on my own interactions with friends and family.
Hence begs the question; where is time going, and further, why are so many of us able to relate?
While I don’t have a definitive answer to this question, I do have some suggestions and beliefs regarding what could be contributing to our feelings about time passing.
Personally, I find our dependency on technology and social media to be a major contributing factor towards the realization of time passing by exceptionally quickly. Because we have become so immersed in both social media and technology, specifically mobile phones, I believe we’re becoming more and more focused on what’s in front of us as opposed to what is happening around us. Our constant engagement in both of these realms is hindering our perception of what is taking place while we’re too busy checking Instagram, causing us to feel like time is sand in an hourglass – slipping away.
Another reason I think we’re finding time to pass so quickly is a result of how busy life itself has become. So many of us are constantly on the go, running around to check off boxes on our to-do lists, and in doing so we lose consciousness of how much time is passing in the process.
You may or may not agree with my own take on this, but I think what I said offers some validity to the topic at hand. Time hasn’t sped up, per say, but we’re to blame for quickening it’s passing for ourselves.