The concept of time
whose time is it?
I have been struggling with the concept of time for a while now. Come to think of it, this state has progressed for more than a year now. I hypothesize that as my body struggled to get the necessary oxygen due to the reduced ability of the heart to pump it, it organically started conserving itself, and the overall functions that required oxygen supply including physical and mental activities that I did. The bias was towards slowness, lack of energy, fatigue while doing things, and a bias towards resting and sleeping all day or whenever possible.
When these things happen, one slowly loses the concept of time. As my energy slowly returns now, my body and brain which is used to the slowness are not willing to come back from the energy-saving and conservation mode, just as yet.
This morning I read of an extremely interesting experiment where 15 people lived in a cave for 40 days to test out how the human body handles the lack of exposure to the day-night cycles and its various impacts on human systems while losing the sense of time. It is very interesting to see that the range of days that the people guessed was between 23 and 30 days, being unable to fathom true time.
The concept of time is interesting indeed. Looking back at the year, my year looks like a blur with very few things to distinguish between one day and the next, one week and the next, and even one month to the next. Something akin to the experiment above. But, as I slowly come out of this slowness, I realize that I do have a choice. A choice on what to do with my time next and in what time frame. And that is what I am going to work on next… and I bet you will be the first to know.
Extreme 'world first' experiment has trapped 15 people in a cave for 40 days without phones or watches to explore the effects of long-term isolation with no notion of time https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9367153/amp/Psychology-experiment-15-people-trapped-cave-40-days-without-sense-time.html
Deep time experiment website - https://deeptime.fr/en/