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As time progresses, we tend to feel that each year is relatively faster.

I propose that the reasoning for this is because of the fact that the proportion of the additional year to one's entire lifetime is decreasing as time progresses.
In other words, if a 5 year old is going on year 6, the additional year is (1/5) 20% of his or her entire life, so therefore the additional year seems to "feel" like a long time. If this individual grows to be 20 years old, the next additional year is (1/20) 5% of their life. I believe this is the reasoning for the feeling of each additional year in one's life to feel "faster."

Any thoughts or other ideas?

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    Oct 6 2012: There is actual scientific study which supports your question and narrative. I don't have a specific link for it right now, but it was presented and explained on (I want to say) one of the "Wormhole" series of TV shows on the Science Channel. I see reruns of it every once in a while yet. The evidence and conclusions you stated are the same proportional ones you presented in your narrative.
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    Oct 6 2012: Yup, time is relative. Every year seems shorter than the last.
  • Oct 3 2012: eat rightr,exercise, end all bad habits and live to 130 - or it only seems that long. The comments to this idea seems solid, but maybe they are only Potomkin numbers. Time stays the same - only we change.
  • Oct 6 2012: Time,as well as space fluctuate between the observer and the way it's perceived through that conscienceness. Because human beings perceive time, space and reality in a familular uniqe so to speak way doesn't provide it with the bases to label it as the 'Right or true perception'.
    Our perception of time is the same wave of time that's shared with many other observers although perceived in many unique ways (in the material physical reality).
    This being said, it seems that time doesn't exist or space for that matter.
    The illusion is determined by the observer.
  • Oct 6 2012: "As time progresses, we tend to feel that each year is relatively faster."

    Not entirely: your teens and early twenties will seem the longest and will be the easiest to remember, your childhood memories will fade and childhood will seem to have been really short.
    • Oct 6 2012: That is a good observation, but this "relativity of time" conversation isn't concerned with memories of your past life experienced at an old age; it is about time on the margin (each additional year or other unit of time).
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    Oct 3 2012: We're slowing down as we age that's why time seems to slowly overtake you.