Wednesday, November 02, 2011

View Life Positively

Angel Planells.

Funny how I am always slightly amazed at how quickly the days go by, as if it were magic, which of course couldn’t be less true, there is nothing magic about calculating time.

‘’A simple definition states that "time is what clocks measure.’’

‘’Two contrasting viewpoints on time: 

One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe, a dimension in which events occur in sequence. Sir Isaac Newton subscribed to this realist view, and hence it is sometimes referred to as Newtonian time.[3][4] Time travel, in this view, becomes a possibility as other "times" persist like frames of a film strip, spread out across the time line. 

The opposing view is that time does not refer to any kind of "container" that events and objects "move through", nor to any entity that "flows", but that it is instead part of a fundamental intellectual structure (together with space and number) within which humans sequence and compare events. This second view, in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz[5] and Immanuel Kant,[6][7] holds that time is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be travelled.’’

Time is very interesting not just to measure it, as a child, I found that time behaved differently depending where I was, at school time was always slower.

Playing with friends meant time seemed to fly by even quicker; time at school never went by as quickly, mathematic was the slowest, longest hour ever.

How often I wished it were the only way around, the maths should have been shorter and time with friends should have been much, much longer.

But I guess its all really how time is perceived, something that I enjoy always goes by faster than things I don’t like such as time at the dentist or in a mathematics lesson.

Examinations always seemed to last longer than my birthday, these days now I am older time flies by, again that is just my perception.

Time like life is all about perception, being positive gives everything a different look than being negative; I prefer to view life positively.


Anonymous said...

Basically, everything is about timing. I've spent a lot of time (in the past) reading Kant. Always fascinating.~Mary

Herrad said...

hi mary,
i agree kant is fasinating, what is also interesting is how perception plays such a large role in our lives.
thanks for your visit.j