When you take a moment to really stop and think about it, time is actually a very strange concept.
On the one hand, we have clocks to tell us what time it is, and how quickly time is moving, which makes time a very objective and quantifiable thing.
But on the other hand, there is different side to time as well. Despite us all being given the same clock, and the same 24 hours in a day, we all seem to have very different and individual perceptions of time. When we need to do something we hate, or don’t know what to do and are bored, time doesn’t seem to move at all. When we do something we love, or need to finish a list of tasks, time all of a sudden is moving way too fast. When we are young, it seems to take forever for our next birthday to come up. And as we are growing older, we simply can’t belief that yet another birthday is around the corner and how we have all of a sudden become our parent’s age.
How can such a set and clear thing as time also be so fluent and subject to perception at the same time? And why would that even be important?
Steve Rogers tells you all about it in his article “No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun” in the current issue of Amarantine!