Time is not a physical stimulus.

Time is a psychological response.

To what?  To the stimulus of Reality (which is timeless).

That’s why time drags on and speeds up – a hallmark sign of subjectivity.

But this is old news: I know it, and now you know it.

Time to move on.

 

 

Reference:

Time & Meaning

Time as a Measure of Pain Intensity and Pain Type (Somov, Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2000)

Pocket watch photo available from Shutterstock.

 


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APA Reference
Somov, P. (2012). Time Is Not a Stimulus, Time Is a Response. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 1, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2012/04/time-is-not-a-stimulus-time-is-a-response/

 

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