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This Video Perfectly Captures Why Time Seems To Go Faster As We Age

"Life is short and life is long, but not in that order."

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The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows makes videos using invented words to describe emotions we all experience but don't have language for. This one really hits the nail on the head about time and why it seems to get faster as we age.

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Zenosyne - the sense that time keeps going faster.

When you're a baby, you have nothing to do but watch the world pass by.

Time doesn't concern you because "at first, time is only felt vicariously, as something that happens to other people."

"You get used to living in the moment because there's nowhere else to go."

But soon enough you start to notice life moving and birthdays passing. "You take it for granted that you're a different person every year, upgraded with a different body, a different future."

At first a summer vacation can feel like an eternity, but soon you get into the rhythm of time.

"But now and then time skips a beat, as if your birthday arrives one day earlier every year."

Life goes on, year by year...

"But soon you feel the circle begin to tighten and you realize it's a spiral. And you're already halfway through."

It moves faster and faster under its own inertia.

"Even when you sit still, it feels like you're running somewhere."

Pretty soon it seems the seconds just slip away. "Life is short, and life is long. But not in that order."