Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Time... the big lie

Time is a man-made abstract- a comparison of measured actions. Action is primary. Without action, there's no time.

Elaboration: we Newtonians travelling at very low speeds measure and perceive time as a ratio of motion to motion, whether the motion is the distance traveled by the hands of a clock, or the vibrations of a quartz atom. Unfortunately right now I can't pretend to know much about Einsteining physics, except something about time being squishy, and light speed being absolute.

What I do know is that if you stop the motion, then you cannot measure the time.

If action is primary, then experience is key, and priorities definitive.

Perception of time as a primary/fundamental unit can be convenient for understanding our world, but it can also be used in conjunction with our fears/desires/mortality to create a cruel illusion of scarcity that can blind us from quality experience.

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