Why is it that the older you get, the faster time passes?  When you’re a kid, you have all the time in the world.  As you grow older, time passes exponentially faster, until before you know it your life is over.  OK, that sounds a bit fatalistic, but it does seem that time passes more quickly as you age, doesn’t it?  I suppose that it slows down again after you retire and your children leave home.  I don’t really know, because I’m still a long way from retirement.  I just know that time seems to be passes more and more quickly for me with each passing day.  Today is a perfect example.  In the morning I woke up and had breakfast with my son.  Then we went outside and played for awhile, and my wife went shopping.  We went back inside and played some more.  At lunchtime we had lunch.  When he took a nap, I did too (naps must also be a sign of aging!).  At 5 o’clock I met someone for a two-hour discussion on a serious situation with the community association, then at about 7 o’clock I joined my wife and son at E-Mart for shopping and dinner.  We returned about 9 o’clock and put our son down for bed.  I went online and did some e-mailing, and now I’m here writing this blog.  It’s 11:45 in the evening, and another day will soon be over.  Although a lot happened today, I felt that there was so much I did not do because I did not have the time.  For my son though, it was nice long day full of fun and play, just like the yesterday and the day before.
 
Do you think time passes more quickly as you grow older?  If so, why?
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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3 Comments

  1. Unknown's Gravatar Unknown
    November 5, 2005    

    Hi Michael!Ahh yes, aging. What fun..*BLAH!* I just turned 44 on Halloween and I AM NOT HAPPY! LOL! I am terrified of it. I just want to know where the years have gone? Wasn’t I just 18? 15? even 30? Deep within I feel a lot younger and I possess a very young heart. (Full denial of the aging process!) I’m told I look younger, (?!) and I’m just now seeing lines forming under my eyes. (Grey hair? HA! Nice ‘N Easy you are my best friend!)Why it seems to go so much faster I have no idea…..my daughter (one and only) will be 7 on Nov. 10th. Just last night I found myself watching the video’s of her first few days and I can’t believe she’s now 4 ft 2, and in 1st grade! I have to admit, I have a few tears forming now…I miss my baby…but I’m very proud of who she’s becoming!One thing I admire about the Asian culture is how they look at aging so differently than we do. (Correct?) I’d love to learn to look at this more positive. One thing I can say,is now, I am much less concerned with others caring about what I look like, etc. Just last night some men at a local bar were making comments about my weight..and not even trying to hide them. My girlfriend was getting mad……I told her to let it slide, it’s *their* problem. When I was younger, I would have been in tears….Thanks for the thoughts!Daydreamer

  2. Unknown's Gravatar Unknown
    November 5, 2005    

    Typo error correction: *blush*..Let’s change that "15" to a "25"? 😉

  3. Angeline's Gravatar Angeline
    November 6, 2005    

    Hi Mike, thanks for visiting my site and the kind comments you wrote. Thank you for putting my line on your favorite bloggers. I felt honour. I enjoy coming to your site. As for your question above, my answer is no. In fact, I find that as my children grow older and each has his/her own activities and they need me less, I find that I have more time in hand. Hence, I am doing volunteering work. In fact, I am considering doing Chinese folk dancing for enjoyment and for exercise. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject…God bless you & your family!Angeline

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