Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash
Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash

Is Time Really Speeding Up? Understanding Your Changing Perception of Time

Explore the science behind our perception of time and learn how to create lasting memories and live a more fulfilling life, no matter your age.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
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8 min readJun 3, 2024

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“Time is not what happens to you. Time is what you do with what happens to you.”

– Victor Frankl

“They grow up so fast.” “Cherish those little moments together. Time flies.” “I wish I was more present when they were younger.”

Those are the sentences I have heard as a parent when I share that I have two young adult boys, Noah (5 years old) and Elijah (3 years old).

This photo was taken in 1994 (I think). I am the second from the right. Photo by the author.
This photo was taken in 1994 (I think). I am the second from the right. Photo by the author.

I wonder what that 13-year-old me in that picture was thinking at that time. That moment seems like yesterday in my memory.

The older I get, the more I feel like my perception of time is accelerating at the pace of the universe’s expansion.

Time is a human construct like language, money, and the equator. Yet, it has a different meaning to us. I…

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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