Time flies not only when you’re having fun


Ahh! Time the invisible force that manipulates our lives from every angle, every minute of our lives. The human instituted concept to bring some organisation and normality to our universe and the everyday.

Yes! Time is 100% man-made. It’s entirely a human concept that only exists because we made it. The sun doesn’t rise or set at any specific time, it rises or sets according to the earth’s rotation and the same goes for the moon.

The nature of time has the most profound effects on our days, weeks, months, and years, as it moves from past to present to future. And like the control freaks we are, we often want to control it, slow it down, capture a moment in time or even go back to change it.

You’ve heard the adage ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’, but this could apply to most everything in our lives.

Time flies when you’re having babies

Time flies when you’re busy at work

Time flies when ……………………………….. (Fill in the blank).


So, I find it funny that we lock ourselves into these deadlines, mostly for the Matrix, then are totally surprised when we look at our timepiece and think, “Holly Dooley where did the time go?”

Our first encounter with time at the beginning of the day is when our alarm goes off. Time to get up! No matter how long you lay in bed contemplating the day ahead, time quietly flits on its way leaving us humans rather agasp and sometimes rushing in an effort to make it up.

But what would happen if the clock that keeps us all on time all of a sudden stopped? 

Our culture is dependant on time – to the extent, it controls everything we do: when we get up in the morning and when we go to sleep. When we eat breakfast, have a snack, eat dessert. When we stop eating for the day. When we have coffee, tea, a beer or a wine.

When we relax with a good book or in front of the television. When we play with the kids or take the dogs for a walk. When we buy groceries, when we buy clothes.

When we go to work and when we get home. When we post blogs, update our Facebook pages, check our emails, and tweet. When we get paid, register our cars, boats, and motorbikes, renew our drivers’ licenses, pay our bills, and the list goes on and on.

Imagine the utter chaos and horror the majority of people in the world would feel if the Greenwich Mean Time broke down or decided to stop ticking.

Living by this code ensures our slavery to this concept and if you could choose a Super power, most people would eliminate time or at least freeze it.

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
― Anthony G. Oettinger

It’s time not to take time so seriously. So next time you look at your watch – try to pretend time doesn’t exist. Live in each and every moment and accomplish what that moment needs then move on.

Foutre the Matrix!









Melissa Coleman View All →

I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories and articles I feel are worth writing about.

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