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So that's why time goes faster when we get older

Age - the duration of the period from the moment of birth of a living organism to the present or any other definite moment of time.

Usually, the word "age" refers to the calendar age (passport age, chronological age), which does not take into account the factors of the development of the organism. The observed differences in the individual characteristics of the development of the organism from the average indices served as the basis for the introduction of the term "biological age" or "the age of development".

Have you ever had a feeling that the last year flew faster than the previous one? We noticed this not so long ago and became interested in why this is happening.

When you are 1, the year is 100% of your entire life

This interactive timeline explains how our perceptions of time change more and more with time, which senses faster and faster. It shows how we feel the lived year, comparing it with our "absolute" time.

When you are 50, a year is 2% of your entire life

The scale was invented by the BMW design consultant from Austria Maximilian Kiener (Maximilian Kiener), based on the statement of the philosopher Paul Jane. In a simplified form, it sounds like this: a 10-year-old child feels 1 year as one-tenth of his life, and a 50-year-old man is as 1/50. Meanwhile, the whole of life, obviously, is a constant (or absolute) value. When a child is only 1 month, then a week is a quarter of his life, and therefore, of course, it seems like an eternity. If you are 14 years old, 1 year is about 7% of your life and also seems a fairly large gap. But at the age of 30, a week is just a tiny part of life, and a year for a 50-year-old man is only 2% of life, so you subjectively feel these intervals as insignificant and are sure that they pass very quickly.

When you are 90, the year is 1.01% of your entire life

In other words, the longer we live, the shorter each year seems to be relative to our whole life.

And remember, if it seems to you that one year flies much faster than the previous one, you are not crazy, you just get older. Therefore, savor every happy moment, because in a few years these moments of joy will sweep faster and faster. Scroll down and see for yourself.

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