Monday, 17 October 2016

Lost Between Now And Then

"Run before time takes your dreams away"

Hey, I missed you can't wait to see you later.
When did "later" gained more power than now, was it the same time, we put our dreams on hold for temporary pleasures that will not have any meaning tomorrow. Or maybe is the far thought of tomorrow that hold us back. But there is no really tomorrow, tomorrow is today.
Having being indoctrinated by society that when we reach a certain age we have to have achieved so many things, such as degrees,career, cars, house, marriage,kids etc. Currently, I'm in my mid-20s soon will be in my late 20s and sometimes I feel like am lost in a vicious cycle that does not seem to end. I have never been that lucky girl that had everything there, I worked hard since I was very young, I own who I am today, but I still feel like I haven't achieved anything or at least I am not where I would want to be.

Time, that is what I thought I had when I was 20 and then at 21 and so fourth, but time goes by so fast, that sometimes I think I will never catch up. I am not scared of growing old is inevitable but I am scared of growing old without achieving anything. Waking up one day and my youth is gone and I'm still at the same old place. Lost in the abyss of now and then.

What is really time?
I vaguely remember, when I was a child and the time did not exist. The summers then lasted forever and the winters even longer. Now I blink and the summer is over we are just about to celebrate Christmas again and enter a new year. Every passing year seems to be going faster and faster. But, what if there no such a thing as time. As many scientists have previously supported. What if we exist outside time and time is just an illusion.


Even if it is an illusion a human fabrication is still essential, but how do we catch up, when it goes by so fast that we don't have time to breathe. When we grow old and see our loved ones grow older too.
How do we balance everything on time?
An internal question of mine that I always had what is time? Maybe I should have done physics instead of psychology but then I would probably sucked at it.

What is time for you? 

29 comments:

  1. I do believe time is an illusion to an extend, very much fluid, and not as constructed, and restrictive as we are taught it to be - standing outside of what we are told to do, at a certain time, leads - in my opinion - to a better, more fulfilling life, than one that observes that constructed framework. Great post!

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  2. Time definitely happens! Otherwise I wouldn't have these annoying grey hairs ;) But yes, it does happen quickly and like you, I did feel the pressure too, when I was your age, to do everything and achieve as much as I can. Then you'll soon realise to just go with the flow and trust that everything will happen in time ;)

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  3. It is very hard to balance things but we should do it, otherwise we become robots. We should set rules for ourselves and impose free time each day to do something for us: meet friends, treat ourselves, go shopping. Time flies by and if we keep postponing things we might not be able to do them

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  4. Crikey, what a deep blog post ;). Getting the balance right is easier said than done with how busy all our lives are!!

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  5. Love this! Such a relevant topic for someone like me who never feels she has enough time. I have a tenacious belief that I don't have enough time and it wreaks havoc in my ability to enjoy the moment. Great post!

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  6. I think we take for granted the later in life. I love this so important to live in the present not just later

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  7. Time is very much a semblance of an illusion. Time goes by as fast as we make it go, it is all about mindset but you are right sometimes I feel the same. Not knowing whether I am able to achieve anything when so many my age are fully fledged individuals.

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  8. Summers did last forever when I was a child. Now it feels like the years fly by. Time for me is my filing deadlines. THat's how I understand time and put constraints on my life.

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  9. I have never ever thought of time as just an illusion, but that makes sense. It goes so fast as you get older as everything just gets busier. Summer lasted longer as children as it was carefree and everyone was happy.

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  10. I agree with you when I was a kid time was very slow, now a year it feels like just 3 months.

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  11. I think time tends to fly when you're in a routine. When you're able to live in the moment, time seems to slow down. I think we all tend to live in the moment more when we are children.

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  12. true post with great points to time. this happens.

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  13. I think when you are enjoying yourself Time does fly.... I remember when my babies were born like it was yesterday. Sometime I feel like time is flying by too fast but life happens.

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  14. I hate the word later used out of context! Especially when expecting the call, text or email that's supposed to arrive later! It really does annoy me

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  15. I don't like thinking about not achieving anything. This pressure that society puts on the younger generation is a little too much. If you have spent your time exploring and learning and experiencing things that's already an achievement.

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  16. I can really agree - there's only today! There's only NOW and this present moment is everything. We need to enjoy and embrace the current moment.

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  17. It is scary how quickly time goes by. You're right, those childhood summer feel like they lasted a lifetime. Now months speed by so quickly and I do wish it would slow down a bit. x

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  18. Every time I'm having a good time, time does fly so fast. I remember being 15 like it was yesterday yet it's 15years ago

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  19. I hate how quickly time goes by. One minute I am holding my first baby then he is at Uni! I wish time would slow down a little :)

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  20. Time is nothing until you die. So make every day worth it and ignore what other people say! We're modern women. We can decide when we want families and if we don't want them at all!

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  21. Time, as you said when you're a child the concept doesnt exist but as we grow older the expectations of what we should have at certain ages kicks in and we feel like failures if we dont have atleast 90% of whatever it is we meant to have by that 'superficial' age/date

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  22. Ooooo this is so deep. Time at the moment for me is flying past. I often think about time too and remember my childhood and how I used to think my life would be and then I'm thinking of it now as a cycle of life. It's fascinating but do ingrained in our being in such a perfect way that it's hard not to think of us being part of something bigger.

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  23. This is a great post. I was not aware of time growing up so it went by really slow.

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  25. Great post. I am totally feel you here, I am in that vicious circle as well where I constantly feel the pressure of achieving something. I keep counting years when I turn 30 and I've a way lot of things in my mind that I want to achieve but I think it's good in a way that it keeps me moving but the pressure sometimes breaks me up! I think we should just enjoy the time we have now while working instead of being hard on ourself.

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  26. Time seems to get faster with each year. It is important to stop, take stock and appreciate what you have :)

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  27. Time does go faster, or it seems to now I am older and I am still confused it is almost NOvember when my brain is telling me it is Summer x

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  28. I think time goes as fast as we allow it. I think we need to slow down and enjoy moments more x

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  29. Time is a bit weird. When I was a child the days felt sometimes so long but nowadays years are just passing by. I'm not sure if it's an age matter or is it because nowadays we can get all the information we want just by one click.

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