July 31, 2013
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.