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Posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:


Is it just me, or do the words 'Accelerated Life' mean anything to you. I personally think Life is moving so quick, and it started when I turned 12.

I know this is fact, yet, cant believe January is almost gone. And yes, another reason why I feel as though Life is Accelerated to the max now, because from what I hear, see and do. 2 days after Christmas, major retailers started stocking Easter Eggs. Why is life, made out to feel like such a CHORE!

I personally do not like the way Life is, ok, now by this comment, what I really mean is, I am very happy personally, spiritually and emotionally, but physically, the way everything is shoved in our faces, our daily lives, from age defying lotions, that promise younger looking skin. and many other issues.

Am I just being ridiculous, or am I just starting to notice my aging life more rapidly now...

Dave



Re: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO!

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on January 30, 2004 at 05:04:52:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

when you were young, you had to wait for stuff- Christmas/Hannukah,birthdays, end of school day, end of lecture,start of vacation- they probably seemed to take forever to get here.
Now that you're older, it's a different perspective- trying to get work done before the end of the day, or before lunch, or before a deadline; trying to get shopping and preparations done before a holiday or before a birthday.
And your mom may not be on premises to do all the cooking and laundry, so you have to put in more time toward survival tasks.You use more time for stuff someone else used to take care of.
Have you started reading obituaries yet?



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Posted by Vince F [51.37] on January 30, 2004 at 05:51:57:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

I think your clock is broken. Try not watching the
commercial stations that blast commercials at you about
everything under the sun every 10min. Don't let advertizing
influence you and look for what you need and want unless
you just want to be one of the pack. The pack is moing
faster so maybe that is why time seems to be speeding up.

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Posted by Mary K. [46.32] on January 30, 2004 at 07:33:44:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

It is moving faster - or at least seems to be. Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder who that is. My face seems to be changing.

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Posted by Marion [1238.376] on January 30, 2004 at 08:59:42:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

I think part of it is that we have to make appointments (doctor, hair, dentist, etc.) so far in advance. Also, as you said, they start advertising for holidays way before the time comes. This year it seemed that there was no Halloween because stores were talking about turkeys and holiday dinners, recipes, etc. at the end of September!
And, :), the computer takes up a lot of time if you let it!!

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Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau

Posted by FW [613.760] on January 30, 2004 at 09:27:57:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:


It matters not what the clocks say or the attitudes and labors of men. Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me. Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep. Why is it that men give so poor an account of their day if they have not been slumbering? They are not such poor calculators. If they had not been overcome with drowsiness, they would have performed something. The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. How could I have looked him in the face?

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not be mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of their most elevated and critical hour. If we refused, or rather used up, such paltry information as we get, the oracles would distinctly inform us how this might be done.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.



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Posted by PhillyLady [57.338] on January 30, 2004 at 09:36:00:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

Hi David:

It's not just you, and it's not due to retailers bringing out their wares earlier than warranted. The entire universe has actually accelerated. I've noticed it and so have many others. There is a VERY good website that explains the process, but I don't recall its name. However, it impressed me.

Other board members have posted similar websites here regarding this acceleration phenomena. I'm sure they'll respond to your question and post again.

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Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau

Posted by PhillyLady [57.338] on January 30, 2004 at 09:40:26:

In Reply to: Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau posted by FW [613.760] on January 30, 2004 at 09:27:57:

Hi FW:

Good morning to you, early riser:-)

I can't say much to you right now because this is my "morning brain" talking. My "evening brain" is the one that does the talking, the thinking, and the teasing:-)

The Girl With Two Brains...



Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau

Posted by FW [613.760] on January 30, 2004 at 10:17:31:

In Reply to: Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau posted by PhillyLady [57.338] on January 30, 2004 at 09:40:26:

Good morning, Two Brains.

Well, you know what they say: Two brains is better than one (for some reason my morning brain liked the sound of "is" better than "are" – due to its morning laziness, no doubt).

I was flying home from Ohio last night as the sun settled in for the night in its usual blaze of goodbye glory, and as the frigid night took over, we passed over the flat span of suburban Chicago homes. They looked small from high above, nestled together under their white blanket of snow, with steam rising above the homes and the scattered trees like some kind of scene from Thoreau’s time, and I thought it was good to be awake at dusk, too.



Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau

Posted by PhillyLady [57.338] on January 30, 2004 at 11:00:44:

In Reply to: Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau posted by FW [613.760] on January 30, 2004 at 10:17:31:

Hi FW:

You're quite the romantic this morning....I'm not complaining, but enjoying....you do paint a lovely picture with your words. But then, I would expect that from the lovable Silver-Tongue Devil. Too bad I'm at work and must maintain professionalism...I could just...Oh, you get the idea.




Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau

Posted by FW [613.760] on January 30, 2004 at 12:06:46:

In Reply to: Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau posted by PhillyLady [57.338] on January 30, 2004 at 11:00:44:

Now when am I not a romantic?

Hey, I'm at work, too, and it never stops me from being unprofessional. Of course, I work at home, but still...

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Re: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! (Time experience.) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on January 31, 2004 at 06:57:35:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

Hi, David.

Different people have different internal clocks so far as time experience is concerned.

The general rule is. EVERYONE experiences duration of time by comparing TOTAL life time experience with immediate time duration. That means that 5 minutes to a child of 2 is an eternity because he has such a short total experience of time and it is but an instant in the experience of the 90 year old who has such a long total with which to compare the 5 minutes.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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Posted by Nutmeg [86.58] on January 31, 2004 at 13:00:43:

In Reply to: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by David Anthony [1222.10] on January 30, 2004 at 01:02:58:

Hi David,

The former host of the nighttime radio program Coast-to-Coast AM, Art Bell, has observed this phenomenon for quite a few years. He wrote a book about it called "The Quickening".

Nutmeg

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give yr morning brain credit...

Posted by Jane [1475.4] on February 01, 2004 at 00:58:54:

In Reply to: Re: 1 MONTH DOWN - A little Thoreau posted by FW [613.760] on January 30, 2004 at 10:17:31:

Hey FW, just butting in right off the point but: your morning brain knows its grammar so give it credit! "Two brains is better than one" is grammatically prrrfectly all right in this context becuz it's read as an abbreviation of "having two brains is better..."

;)



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Posted by david anthony [1222.10] on February 01, 2004 at 01:31:22:

In Reply to: Re: 1 MONTH DOWN, 11 MORE TO GO! posted by ANN [1003.516] on January 30, 2004 at 05:04:52:

Well, what you said sounds very interesting. And acually makes sense now that I think about it a little more in-depth.

Have you started reading obituaries yet?

Um...no, what, where, how? Please explain what you mean?

Dave
ps: thanks to everyone for their comments, and PhillyLady, whats this website, can you remember now?

Thanks dr. stoll, your explantions are always understood and validated.

Nutmeg, the book you mentioned, well, have you got anymore information?

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Re: give yr morning brain credit...

Posted by PhillyLady [203.41] on February 01, 2004 at 10:28:23:

In Reply to: give yr morning brain credit... posted by Jane [1475.4] on February 01, 2004 at 00:58:54:

Hi Jane:

I know you addressed this to FW, but this morning I have to say "Thank God I does gots 2 brains too!"

My thinking is much better in the evening:-)



Re: give yr morning brain credit...

Posted by Jane [1475.4] on February 01, 2004 at 20:16:43:

In Reply to: Re: give yr morning brain credit... posted by PhillyLady [203.41] on February 01, 2004 at 10:28:23:

I would LOVE to see some un- or scientific dissertation on morning and evening brains and how this mix and meld with left and right hemispheres! Many permutations!



Re: give yr morning brain credit...

Posted by FW [613.760] on February 01, 2004 at 22:36:00:

In Reply to: Re: give yr morning brain credit... posted by Jane [1475.4] on February 01, 2004 at 20:16:43:

Hey Jane, and Philly,

You're right, of course. I've always thought of myself as a night person, but the truth is, creativity is best in the morning, probably because I don't think as much. Thinking gets in the way. So when I write at night, my editor's brain gets in the way. So I should create unabated in the morning, and edit at night (or find someone else, like you, to do the editing)...:-)



Re: give yr morning brain credit...

Posted by PhillyLady [36.41] on February 01, 2004 at 22:52:03:

In Reply to: Re: give yr morning brain credit... posted by FW [613.760] on February 01, 2004 at 22:36:00:

Hi FW:

Hey, you just have a way of popping up at the right moment:-)

It's bedtime for me. Although I'm a night owl, I do have to get up at 6:00 and it's almost 12:00 here. So, off I go.

Hope my night brain will bring me more "Fellini-like" dreams. Maybe there'll even be a Phoenix (smile).

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