5 Ways to Understand the Concept of Time

How much time do you have?

It’s a question that we ask and hear every day.

In today’s time-starved world, the answer is usually “not much”.

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.Steve Jobs

Time is a relative concept. It makes sense in small pieces.

But when we look at huge stretches of time, it provides insights into some of life’s biggest questions, like “how did life become so complex?” and “how can such complex lifeforms have been created merely by chance?” or even “is time travel possible?”

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.Albert Einstein
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.Earl Nightingale
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.Charles Darwin
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.Coco Chanel
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.William Shakespeare
Lost time is never found again.Benjamin Franklin

Here are five engaging and short videos that’ll help us understand time in no time.

Because of relativity, time moves faster the farther away we are from the center of the earth, meaning that our heads age slightly quicker than our feet.

Space is where things happen. Time is when things happen. And sometimes, in order to really look at the universe, we need to take those two concepts and mash them together.

A brief look at the evolution of time, and examines what it means to live in 4 dimensional space-time.

Theoretical physicist at Caltech and Author of “From Eternity to Here”, Sean Carroll presents his thoughts on the concept known as the “arrow of time”.

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