Sunday, March 10, 2024

Are They Doing Something With Time?

 Here is a really weird discussion I read on YouTube. People were discussing how everybody seems so busy nowadays and then some guy said: "They are doing something with the time. Haven't you noticed how the days are shorter? They say there are now 18 hours in the day instead of 24."

I know it sounds crazy, but on the other hand though...The days do appear very short. Personally I blame smartphones. You take the darn thing in your hand, check some social media and utube vids and suddenly like an hour has passed.

Well, what do you think? Any ideas?


  1. This is an interesting subject for me. I have always been fascinated by time and how it flows. "Technically" *note the quotation marks I am making in the air as I say this. "Technically," time runs one way, it runs the same, it goes second to second, minute to minute, year to year infinitely. Except that is not true.

    For those who believe in God, well rather those who actually think about what they read in the bible. We know that time doesn't necessarily run the way we think it does. I know many probably most pastors refuse to talk about prophecy despite it being over 1/3rd of the bible, yet think about that for a moment. Every one of those spoke of events that had yet to happen. Hundreds of events, so mere days in the future, some years, some millennia ahead of time.

    Then there is John on the Isle of Patmos. In Revelation 4:1 he recorded this. "After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter." John wrote of being there in spirit before a throne set in heaven, and here is the key part. He witnessed the events of the Great Tribulation from heaven. This was nearly 2,000 years ago. This wasn't given to him in a dream, or an angelic visit. Every time one of those occurred it was specified that, that was what happened. In this case he specified that he was taken up in spirit to Heaven to witness these things, and to write "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass."

    Last biblical point before moving onto non-biblical points. We are told twice in the Word of God, that time doesn't work the same on Earth and in Heaven. We are told in 2 Peter 2:8 "But, beloved be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

    So leaving biblical sources, some other things to consider about time. Time absolutely can run differently for different people, and especially at different ages too. Consider kids, running from late teens on down, time runs very slowly at that age. Hours drag on and on. Now part of that is being stuck in an building designed and run to kill your interest in learning, as well as designed to do low level brainwashing. That is certainly part of it, but consider summer break. Even then a period of what 2 and a half months feels like nearly a year before its over.

    Now look at those in their 20s and above, (please note there are exceptions on both sides.) To those in this age bracket, time speeds up, and the older you get the faster it seemingly goes. Why? Time runs the same way right? Second by second, minute by minute, year by year right? So why does it seemingly speed up the older we get? One could argue that once you start a family or have a stressful job that makes it seem to go faster. But does it really? I have found that time seems to run slower the more annoying a task. Likewise dealing with family makes my perception of time stretch out. Which leaves an interesting predicament. If time is both going faster as I get older, but also slowing down considerably the more annoying a situation I find myself in. Is it time itself that runs differently or rather my perception of it? - W

  2. Which leads back to an entertaining theory I had back in high school. Its wrong, but its an interesting thought experiment. I asked myself a question. What if we were all living, but everyone was living at different speeds. For example, from my perspective I am sitting at my desk at the office now in the evening, but what if one of my coworkers perception was also working in the office, but it was tomorrow for them. Like I said it was wrong, but it is worth bringing up here, because it asks the question. Do we all perceive time at the same rate at the same time? And if not, does this mean time can both be steady, second by second, minute by minute, year by year, and yet at the same time be malleable to the point where in localized cases hours can stretch out to be days, days to weeks, weeks to months, and months to years. Or on a higher level, you have God who is for all intents and purpose outside of time, and can apparently pull someone forward in time. Which actually brings up 2 more points. Last two I promise.

    In Joshua 10:11-14 Joshua was leading the men of war against the 5 kings of the Amorites, who were the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon. Five armies against Joshua and the men of war. This was a point where the Lord directly intervened in the fighting. Discomfited the enemy before the battle, rained great stones from heaven upon them killing more than the Israelites did with the sword, and lastly when Joshua asked, the Lord to deliver up the Amorites, the Lord ordered the Sun and Moon to cease their movement. This lasted for a full day according to the Word of God. Now while that isn't exactly time per say, we do measure time by the movement of the sun, moon and stars. So did time keep moving or did it hold still and resume afterward?

    Lastly we are told that while this life is temporary, the next is eternal. So the question is, is time temporary or does it continue to infinity? Is time something of earth that the Lord created when he formed the world or is it something that also effects heaven and only the Lord is outside of it? Honestly I have no idea, but I think its a great subject to consider. - W

  3. We have a saying in my country, that God created time, not hurry. I personally have never experienced lack of time. (or money). Propably because I have always been ridiculously picky with my time-consuming. I have noticed that people usually are not AWARE what they are doing, hence they feel time(and money) just went somewhere. They do not realize how much time they waste on gossipping in telephone, for example. I never use telephone if I can avoid it.

    Another factor is, that people tend to get slower when they age. Answer to that is to make your life simpler. That creates time and tranquility.

    As always, "they" are not doing anything. You are. Bad choices.

  4. Didn't Albert Einstein say something along the lines of an hour with a pretty lady feels like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove feels like an hour? So pleasure or excitement makes time feel like it flies by, while pain or boredom makes time feel like it passes very slowly.
    Aging definitely makes time fly. I'm in my 60s and a week feels like two days to me. I'm always amazed to realize it's Friday again for instance.
    I think time feels faster for the old and slower for the young is related to what percentage of your life a day, week, month, year is to your current age.
    A year is 10% of a 10 yo's life so a year feels super long, but 1% of a 100 yo person's life and feels like it's passed in a blink of the eye.

  5. W, I think the traditional view is that God is outside time and space and that time is linear? I'm sure I read this somewhere. I remember the story about Joshua and again, the explanation I read is that it meant that the time stood still. So the question then arises, could "they" theoretically do something with time. We know that God can, but then He is omnipotent and humans are not. But our elites are busy with very strange experiments. I truly believe some practice satanism.

  6. W and another anon, yes, I noticed it, too, as I'm getting older time seems to be flying and it's downright scary. I wonder if there is something to do about it?

  7. Blanka, here where I live everybody always hurries and nobody has time:) I wish people would be more relaxed. Women working outside home contributes to the problem, imo. But I do really think that the smartphone and social media are enormous time-eaters. I remember 10 years ago, before I had it, days seemed much longer. Or is it because I was younger? I don't know...

  8. So may be smartphones is "their" way to steal our time? Elites do seem rather keen on everybody having one. You need an app for doing any sort of business with the government these days.

  9. Nobody forces people to use smartphones. I possess one, but I keep it on my "telephone table" (remember, how we used to have such furniture at 80's It has table and seat combined?". I used to be on facebook, but realized it is total waste of time, so I quitted.

    So maybe "they" are trying to steel your time with smartphones, but one still get's to choose -as always.

    But I agree, that women working is a big part of the problem. But since you can find housewife's in every Europian country, even in Sweden, that Mecca of feminism, that, too, is a choise.

  10. BTW did you know that swedish word for wife is "hustru", literally housewife?

  11. Well, I think it's ridiculous that nowadays you must have a smartphone to do such simple things as to fill your tax declaration. They are really addictive. I see mothers behind prams staring at the screen. I also read that in countries like Italy women used to do some creative hobbies till very recently unlike over here, they would go to the beach, e.g. and take their crochet project with them, but smartphones totally killed it. I know I used to knit and to draw and to play guitar and to read a lot, and now it's that darn thing. I wish they never were invented;)

  12. Yes, it's true you can find housewives everywhere. It's just that we in general have a culture to keep yourself to yourself. Most of the women who still choose to stay home nowadays aren't very social to begin with. And many young mothers at home are all Polish/Eastern European. They hardly speak the language and don't socialise with the locals. They only communicate with their own sort. Immigration simply kills social cohesion.

  13. True about many modern housewifes being introverted, and about social cohesion.

    I think smartphones are one of the issues we slightly elder ladies should try to show example to younger ones. I make it a point that even if I sometimes have my smartphone with me when I am running errands, I make a point not to take it out my purse if I am waiting a doctor or something. I have a book instead, or I just sit there and observe people.

    I like to think that this is the little good I can do in the world: i sit there with my rather plain, old-fashioned and feminine clothes. Just sit there and be tranquil and happy. I have noticed that people actually look at me and smile. Maybe it makes them feel better, to see that someone is not in a hurry, or does not have angry expression like most people do nowadays.

    When I think of it, I should be reading religious book. Because if you read in public, people want to see the cover and the name if the book. What I sweet and ladylike way of spreading gospel that would be!

  14. I think it's a great idea! BTW, have you ever heard about this movie?

    I'm quite busy lately but will try to update tomorrow:)

  15. Sorry,

  16. Hadn't heard about that movie. Sounds interesting, though I prefer storylines, where heroine is virtuous to begin with.

    I must confess I actually like many Barbara Cartland's heroines. They are always so morally superior to other women. But I do realize it is pathetic to like Barbara Cartland.

  17. Well, she isn't exactly shows as a slut, rather as a flirt. In (pseudo) Victorian romance it's the guy who has to prove himself worthy of the girl, while in that movie it was vice versa, so I found it interesting;)

    BC' heroines are all right, it's just that her books lack depth and drama. Try Brother Cadfael stories (books, not TV series) may be you'll like them.