Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
We have a new essay up at The Disappointed Housewife this morning, by a 70-something gentleman who notices — yes, Virginia — time flies.
Science knows that we perceive time differently as we age. Specifically, we see it moving faster, which is a cruel trick our metabolism plays on us. Our dopamine production goes down, which has something to do with it too.
But who cares why it’s happening? It’s happening.
And whether biochemistry or psychology plays a role in a similar phenomenon, it’s also happening as we grow older: the scales fall away from our eyes.
I was thinking of that beautiful 1974 tune of Bob Marley’s – “No Woman, No Cry” – and just about teared up myself remembering the line that says, “Everything’s going to be all right.” And when I was young in 1974 I believed it, because I was on a track with successive horizons where new conditions would enter and I could have realistic hope that things might well be better when I reached them. And because Bob…
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