The Psychology of Time


What is time exactly? What do we know about time? Who controls time?

We know we’re here for a good time, but not a long time… so we pretty much have that figured out.

I think time is more of a character trait in its truest form. Time is also synced to every technological device known to man, and everybody checks these devices every five minutes. Does time belong to us or to whoever controls the clocks?

I know one thing, time is very often looked at and less often talked about. Also, time is changing throughout our existence. Einstein has shown us that time can be relevant or irrelevant through complex mathematical equations and theories depending on perception or lack thereof. Time can be long, short, good, bad and time can be changed and measured in various ways. It all depends on how a person is looking at it at any given time. Time to move on.

Can I trade my time for your time? I’ll even pay you double time.

From generation to generation and from culture to culture, the time has been defined and used differently. Time has been passed on in variances from drawings to sundials to clocks to electronics. Time can be broken down from Planck time to a millennium to whatever our crazy human minds can come up with. Orientation can move through time from the past, to the present and into the future. It got past on and carried over in more ways than I have time to list.

Time Picture

Let’s relate time to live over a 25-year span. The clock can start with one second, and over time it will account for one minute. One hour will go by after sixty minutes have passed. Twenty-four hours will have to pass to be considered one day. Seven days will go by to reach a week. 365.26 days will pass before a year is accounted for. Finally, 25 of those years will then have passed to be considered a 25-year life span. No rocket science here, but that is how she goes.

Time can be used by people more efficiently in different ways depending on who you are. Please find the best time to use and one’s most productive hours. This is different for everyone. As soon as time becomes past tense, all you are left with is the present. One may say, what about the future? The future will come, hopefully, but it is a reaction to your present choices.

To create a better future for ourselves, it is really crucial to learn from the past and bring that knowledge to the present and future. Knowledge can be as simple as bringing a memory or a learning experience to “the now.” Right now, you’re reading this (that is now in the past). This is the present, and if you keep reading, you will see what the future of this blog has in store. Keep in mind the different orientations of time… maybe prioritize all or some of the orientations.

What’s so finite about our experience here?  Our time may be limited, but think about how much you impact the world around you. It is too easy to think you’re small in this world, but in actuality, every person is here for a reason, and you influence everyone around you. In that way, you are timeless. Your touch within others will live forever, and the lessons taught and the companionship you give will last forever. Time is precious, so use it wisely.

Time Zones

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One thought on “The Psychology of Time

  • October 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Cool. I especially like your line:
    ” Future will come, hopefully, but it is a reaction to your present choices.’
    Will have to read more when I find the “time”!


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