Truly one of the most intriguing yet painfully complicated things of all time. …wait, I see what I did there.
Time, as a dimension, part of time-space, is really interesting and simply amazing. How does it flow, how can it be altered, and do we even perceive it as is or is our perception warped by our limited understanding of it and/or not being able to look at it from afar? I could go on and on and on about how interesting this is, but I don’t know that much, and this isn’t really a hardcore science blog anyway.
The more annoying kind of time is the one we humans invented. Seconds, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, aeons.
Society enforces restrictions upon us in regards to how much time we have and how we should distribute it. This, my friends, is incredibly hard. I aim to spend as little as necessary time on “musts” such as school or other socially enforced actions, and spend as much time as I can on doing what I want to do, what I enjoy. Heavy procrastination stands in the way of both of these, however, and I can’t lose time on the “musts” part lest I be puked out by society, be marked an outcast, and have it trample all over me for the rest of my life.
What if we could spend time as a currency? We’d be given 1440 coins every day, each coin having a value of one minute. Once we spent all those coins on actions, the day’d be over and we’d get a new load of coins, but a slightly different environment to spend them in.
We would see how much time we (quite literally) spend at useless things that don’t really matter. We’d see how much time is lost by making sure the prerequisites for stupid enforced actions (ie traveling to school or getting the administration of your finances straight). Maybe we’d become a bit wiser, time-wise, and be more careful with what we spend out time on?
(Please do not try to put this theory into practice. You’ll end up with a big company selling stuff in exchange for time, and then they’d rule the world and whatever.)
Speaking of time management, after this week I’ve got two weeks of ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and studying before exams start.