Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Howeird's Theory of Relativity

A lot of people are posting "where did the year go?" and "where did my life go?" messages both here and in email.

I would like to tell you the answer to that. It's something I have posted before, but it seems more pertinent toward the end of the year.

Howeird' Theory of Relativity

Where the time goes:

When you are 1 year old, a year is 100% of your life. Time goes slowly because you have to live the entire length of your life again to reach 2 years old.

When you are 10 years old, a year is 10% of your life. Time goes 10 times more quickly than when you were 1, because you only have to live 1/10 of the length of your life again to reach 11 years old.

When you are 50 years old, a year is 2% of your life. Time goes 50 times more quickly than when you were 1, because you only have to live 1/50 of the length of your life again to reach 51 years old.

It's even more impressive when you put it in days.

 Age Days lived 1 day=?% of your life
 10 3650 0.0274
 20 7300 0.0137
 30 10950 0.0091
 40 14600 0.0068

So you wonder why life seems to be passing by more quickly? Because it is.
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