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This summer, I was in the mood to go out and take a stroll. So I thought why not take my time in the city, and why not walk down some of the busiest streets in the city? I have to admit, it was a great idea.
In this case, it works out that I got to walk through some of the busiest parts of the city and it was a great time, it was also kind of boring. There was so much activity going on around me that I didn’t really have much idea who was who.
I guess it’s okay to say you’re on autopilot when your head is on a wheel, but if your head is on a real bike, you’re on autopilot.
You know, it’s not like we’re stuck in a time loop. We’re not. We’re just stuck in our current point in time. When we’re on autopilot, we’re not aware that we’re on autopilot. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions are all over the place.
I like to think of our culture as a “web of life.” With all the constant flow of people, people, people making things, people making things in general, it is impossible to have a “point in time” where we are truly in a “point in life.
To find the point in our culture, and in our lives, we have to look a little further. In the 19th century when the British discovered that the world is literally moving and changing every moment, that has inspired the idea of the “slow motion.” When I was in grade school, I was fascinated by how everything had a slow motion, like something out of a movie.
In today’s world, everything is so fast, and we are so attached to that. For example, if I want a drink now, I will go to the store, buy some drink, get the drink to go, and then walk to the store and get the drink. There is no “now” at all, there is no “before” or “after”, all there is is “now.
This is exactly why I think the idea of slow motion is so interesting. In the world we live in, everything is so quick, so fast, and so life-affirming it’s hard to grasp the concept of slow. Slow is important because it’s a way to think about time. Time is not the same as the “clock” that we think of when we’re in school.
I have never understood how it is in the west that we still think of our days as being filled with the same amount of time. Sure, we know it is a different time of day. But our days are still full of the same amount of time as they were yesterday. We don’t stop to think about it.
So, how do we not stop to think about time? We think of time as a clock. This is a very useful concept because we have a specific time in our life called the clock of our body. This is the time you have the most control over because it is the time you have to live your life. But because we think of our lives as being filled with the same amount of time as they were yesterday, we don’t stop to think about how much time has passed.