It’s simple: if you want time to slow down, become a student again. Learn something that requires sustained effort; do something novel. Put down the thriller when you’re sitting on the beach and break out a book on evolutionary theory or Spanish for beginners or a how-to book on something you’ve always wanted to do.
-Richard A. Friedman, “Fast Time and the Aging Mind”
I often like the think of myself as the type of person who is always trying to learn something new. Apparently, the more I learn, the slower time will feel to me as I age; cool!
As I contemplate becoming a father, I know how fast everyone always says time goes, so this will have to become my tactic at slowing time down.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard