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A scientific explanation for why time seems to pass quickly when we grow up?

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Written by   44
2 months ago
Topics: Time, Adult
Monday 24 may 2022

The feeling yesterday was only Sunday, why is it Saturday again?” Have you ever mumbled like that in your heart? Means you feel if time is running so fast. Especially when you get older, it's different from when you were a child, time doesn't go as fast as it is now.

To the extent that you used to feel it took a long time for the holidays to arrive and the length of waiting for the next birthday. As you get older, you feel that time is passing quickly. Actually, is there a scientific explanation for this?

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The older you get, the more you feel that time goes by so fast. In fact, of course we all agree that time can not go faster or slower. The passage of time is something that is fixed and certain.

However, why do we feel that time flies as adults? Apparently, researchers have found two powerful theories that can explain why as we get older we feel like time is running.

Everyone has a system to regulate all body functions. This system is regulated by a person's biological clock. The biological clock itself is controlled by the central nervous system or brain.

In children's biological clock, they do more physical activity during a certain time. As a result, children's heart rates and breaths are higher than that of adults in a minute.

Meanwhile, because the biological clock of adults is more relaxed, you also feel the time is passing quickly. For example, in a minute a child's heart beats 150 times. While for adults only beat 75 times in one minute.

This means that it takes adults 2 minutes to reach the same number of heartbeats as when you were a child. So even though it's been two minutes, the brain thinks it's still a minute because it only took you a minute to reach 150 heartbeats.

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As a child, the surrounding environment is a place to explore and get to know everything that is new for children. It seems, there are new things that are encountered every day and you are free to do whatever.

However, as an adult, the world seems so predictable. The routine goes on as usual and keeps repeating itself. You know you have to go to school, find a job, build a relationship, until it's time to retire.

Well, apparently this has to do with memory. When receiving new information in childhood, the brain will process it harder to eventually store it in memory.

This process of course takes time and energy so it feels like a very long time at that time. As you enter your 20s, you may rarely receive completely new information, so things work out the way you know them and make time seem to go by fast.

So, that's the scientific explanation for why you feel like time is moving so fast that you feel like you're pressed for time.

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That makes sense

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2 months ago

Maybe yeah

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2 months ago

People say time flies once you are at tge age of 30. I feel my 15 years back from now was very fast. I basically did a big change in my life 15 years ago and since then time was passing like crazy.

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2 months ago

Well that means you really feel the changes yourself buddy, I myself also feel time is running faster

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2 months ago

Absolutely! Once you changed something in your life it just feels so different and if you enjoy it too well that's when time flies.

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2 months ago

yes i agree with you

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2 months ago

I think I can relate one part that you said a child's heartbeat can be 150 while the adults own will be 75 to energy. Let me explain. I've noticed that some kids can do storehouse works and don't feel tired. And if an adult does the work, he or she will feel tired in couple of minutes. Does it relate anyway?

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2 months ago

Of course, that's because the physical effects of young people and old people are definitely different, if you're tired, your heart will beat a little harder and faster.

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2 months ago

oh so that's the reason, I want that time to be slowed down, so I can feel like young all the time. Lol

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2 months ago

Lah rika mbok asih nom 😂

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2 months ago

Oya yaa. 10 lebih muda kang koe ya ril. Wkwk

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2 months ago

Kaya ne iya luh pak haha

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