Time slots

Are some humans able to sense time – to perceive the continous movement of time? To know exactly when a second has passed?

With what sense do humans perceive time – what properties is inherent to the quality of time?
Experiments with the qualities of time. Time moves in a fixed constant motion – the predictability property is 100% inherent in time. This predictability adds a very clear quality to time. It must be possible for a human to find spatial spaces in time where one can place it self physically and mentally. To distance the body and mind from time. Time can be understood as merely a function in which you as a human in the current modern society are forced to navigate, act and react in accordance to.

The functionality of time is to navigate among other humans in the society – it is through time and knowing time that I am able to meet my friends. Time helps me to meet them physically in the world at a specific place and at the agreed time. Time is nothing more than a tool to ensure that this actually does happen. Thinking of time as a purely functional phenomena would benefit the human. What often happens is that humans focuses on time as something they would be able to influence. “you wan’t to get the most out of your holiday” so you might be a person that then organize and plan the entire holiday in small details. What you could risk to miss out on is rarely consider because the planning human would always seek to include the aspects known to them.

So what about the unknown aspects – those that happen – not possible to plan or organize beforehand – experiences that are usually the ones you remember – the remarkable experience and memory. Planning time – organizing and structuring can be compared to perceiving your world through a tunnel – you are only seeing an extreme minimum of what is actually there. You block yourself from noticing the surroundings and the experience you find beyond the borders of the tunnel.

But what happens when the amount of energy put into planning and organizing to “get the most of a holiday or a week or an evening” far exceeds the response you receive? And when the plan fails because something you could not know in advance happens? Then you multiply time – you produce more time – invest it in revising your plans – patching up what you “lost”. But what is actually lost is not only the initial planningtime – it is also the post-planning time. How could this be avoided? By aiming to live in a now – that you can not plan – create a rough structure in which you would the possibility to navigate without investing more time in revising or patching planned activity – that were for some reason interupted. This could potentially as an end result create time to do something more than you expected.

This entry was published on April 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm. It’s filed under Art, Linda Post, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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