r/NoStupidQuestions May 28 '22

Is time relative to each person? Or am I crazy?




u/PCPlumb May 28 '22

You aren’t crazy. Time always passes at the same rate but our perception of it changes.

Can’t find the link but it’s been proven that as we get older time appears to pass quicker.

Makes sense when you think how long a year felt as a child vs as and adult.


u/AmericanBarbecues May 28 '22

So I'm getting older

I don't want to play anymore


u/PCPlumb May 28 '22

Bejan hypothesizes that, over time, the rate at which we process visual information slows down, and this is what makes time “speed up” as we grow older. This is because objectively measurable “clock time” and purely subjective “mind time” are not the same.

Mind time isn’t real time.


u/Jonny7421 May 28 '22

A watched clock ticking slower is more an illusion. When you have fun or are distracted you are unaware of time passing.

Everyone’s watches still agree on with each other.