Tempus fugits faster

It used to take years to get from one birthday to another, now it seems that 12 months fly past in a matter of weeks.

It feels as if New Year was only a few days ago but here we are  in April, a quarter of the way towards the next one.

As Keeping Stock observed tempus has fugited at a pretty scary rate.

There is a mathematical explanation for the way tempus fugits faster as we age.

When we’re one a year is 100% of your life, at two it’s dropped to 50%, by 10 it’s only a tenth and when you hit your half century a 12 month period is just 2% of the time since you were born.

Still, being alive to wonder about that, beats the alternative and allows us to enjoy this from Dr Seus:

How did it get so late so soon?

It’s night before it’s afternoon.

December is here before it’s June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

         – Dr Seus –

5 Responses to Tempus fugits faster

  1. Tired Farmer says:

    Thanks for the enlightrnment! My neigbour and I were discussing this very subject this morning!

  2. XChequer says:

    Oh god, its real than? It can be proven?

    Damn, I was hoping it was just me being paranoid.


  3. ZenTiger says:

    Flewn or flown?
    It can be shewn and shown
    Time flies faster and fasterer
    The only thing alarmier
    is when Fruit Flies like a banana

  4. ZenTiger says:

    or is that bananier?

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