What Is Time?

Often it seems like time is nothing more than a big lie that has been deceiving us since forever.

Give this a thought.

What is time?

The clock, a machine that we have created to measure something that does not have an identity of itself?

Or simply an idea that distinguishes the present from the past and future?

Or is it merely an illusion that we have created and drowned ourselves in.

Is there really something that is passing by?

I wonder.