When I was a young man, this old guy once said to me: “As you get older, it’s like time speeds up. Every year goes by faster than the year before. It’s like a tape player that keeps playing faster and faster.”
And I’ve found that to be true. And I always wondered why that was so. Time is finite after all. Seemingly. One hour is always 60 minutes. And that never changes.
One person explained it like this: When you’re, say, 5 years old, 1 year would be 20% of your life span. So that would seem like a relatively long period of time. . . But when you’re 50 years old, 1 year is just 2% of your life span. So they would seem like a relatively short period of time.
That makes sense to me.