Time

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We construct the experience of time in our minds, so it follows that we are able to change the elements we find troubling – whether it’s trying to stop the years racing past, or speeding up time when we’re stuck in a queue, trying to live more in the present, or working out how long ago we last saw our old friends. Time can be a friend, but it can also be an enemy. The trick is to harness it, whether at home, at work, or even in social policy, and to work in line with our conception of time. Time perception matters because it is the experience of time that roots us in our mental reality. Time is not only at the heart of the way we organize life, but the way we experience it…

 

…we will never have total control over this extraordinary dimension. Time will warp and confuse and baffle and entertain however much we learn about its capacities. But the more we learn, the more we can shape it to our will and destiny. We can slow it down or speed it up. We can hold on to the past more securely and predict the future more accurately. Mental time-travel is one of the greatest gifts of the mind. It makes us human, and it makes us special.

Claudia Hammond

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Time

  1. Y qué difícil es tantas veces… pero en ello estamos, en seguir aprendiendo y en mejorar cómo manejar este concepto tan complejo: “el tiempo”
    Gracias Ia

  2. Me ha encantado lo de “el tiempo puede ser un amigo o un enemigo”, trabajaré en que la mayoría del “tiempo” sea un amigo.
    Muchas gracias.

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