Time is of the essence, or so they say, and time keeps running out. It is funny to say that time runs out, because as many of us know, or at least have been told, time is infinite, so how can it be that we never have enough?
Well, look at space, and what we are told of space and matter. If space is infinite, and the amount of matter is finite, then comparatively speaking, there’s no matter in the world. If you divide any number by infinity, you end up with a zero.
Likewise, the problem is not that time is infinite, but rather that we only have a finite amount of time, so we always have no time, because for us, the amount of time, figuratively speaking, is always zero.
Keep reading to see how it all makes sense, and why it is also seasonal!
Of course, that is not the problem, because we do not look at time from that perspective, of looking at our lives compared to the vast stretch of time as a continuum and coming to the realization that our lives take no time, are nothing, on the scale being discussed.
It does show us where the problem does come from, however, and that is one of perspective, of the range we are looking at. We are looking at a week, let us say, and then we say that we do not have time. In the space of a week, we want and sometimes need to get a certain amount of things done, but the time contained within a week is often not enough for us.
Sometimes, especially during summer breaks and long tests-taking periods, where I do not attend school, I often find myself needing to construct my time. An hour, a day, a week, a month, they are not natural units of the world, they like time are a construct of not only our minds, but also of our society. In a way, these social constructs later construct our experiences and the way we perceive the world.
So vacations, or times when I do not have activities that set up my week. So I use the TV schedule. House M.D. is always on Tuesdays, The Office? Wednesdays. And so on and so forth. I will not download these series, because even if something comes out on a certain day, it is much more likely I will postpone watching that than videotape what’s on TV.
In a way, I attune to my TV set, and watching these shows is a ritual. Aside from watching those “Obsession Shows” which I will watch at all costs (but sometimes miss, because I can’t skip an episode, and if I miss one, it cascades onward), but I also attune myself to the Time. I attune myself to where Earth is relevant to the sun, and these are rituals which must be performed time and time again, in order that the connection between myself and the world through time is not severed.
Just like the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, which happens on the 21st of December every year, a day where many cultures try to bring forth the sun, to revive the sun, to revive the earth, and bring forth spring and summer once more.
You may know its current incarnation as “Christmas”.
And so, merry Christmas, happy Yule, or just a nice weekend to you all.
P.S. Channukah was last week.
And yes, I am always out of time these days, and it’d probably be only after this semester ends that I’d return to regular and punctual updates of this blog. I also need to find the time, nay, to make the time to review some figures, watch more anime, etc. but right now there isn’t enough time, time is all but fleeting, and I have so much to do.