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Farrukh Yakubov

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Does your perception of time change as you age?

As you get older, do you think same unit of time feels shorter, longer, or the same? i.e. How long/short does a day, a week, a month or a year feel now compared to when you were a kid.

This may be different for each individual. Regardless of where you stand, why do you think your perception of time does/does not change?

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    Jan 29 2014: Colleen, I totally agree.
    However, I would like to add something else: As time goes on, one feels the spiritual presence of all those who are no longer here, and see them with love and a new feeling, with a mixture of affection, nostalgia, compassion and understanding, as well as forgiveness for the times that we were not as we ought to be or just like we thought we have had to be.
    Another feeling that I think is more often present as time goes by is that the approach of death itself is not as scary or as painful as we perceive it when we are 20, 30 or 40, i.e. I think that feeling is something like to accept a many times postponed appointment, something like walking to an unavoidable encounter that would occur sooner or later, but from the bottom of our heart, we know it's due to go sporty, friendly, not resigned, but feeling intelligent,superior and with our heart filled to top with the dignity proper of a Human being. Out with the sense of panic, let´s show our best usual smile. Filled with 'grandeur' as French say.
    And last, but not least: One's perception of time, undoubtedly changes, as we grow older, it's more easy to perveive the nice moments and to enjoy them. Sometimes, the younger we are, the less we realize...
    Greets.

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