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Do you view a year as a long time

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Covidisloation Thu 21-Jan-21 23:11:51

A year ago feels like ages but at the same time feels like it’s gone by so quick.

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NannyGythaOgg Thu 21-Jan-21 23:33:14

I viewed a year as a long time when I was younger.

6 weeks holiday stretched forever in front and the last 4 years of my teens; each one was long because so much happened.

Now in my 60s - it's different. A year looking forward is a long time but a year looking back disappears.

I also find that the more you do in a given period the quicker it seems to pass and the less you do the more slowly it seems to pass but looking back the reverse is true. A holiday where I did lots, is remembered as having lasted for ages whereas one where I did little seems to have flown by.

Twentyweektraining Thu 21-Jan-21 23:34:03

The days crawl but the years fly by

Covidisloation Fri 22-Jan-21 12:26:20

Definitely feels like that

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Plussizejumpsuit Fri 22-Jan-21 12:27:21

I used to. But feels less so now. Even though for the last year I've been doing very little!

thelegohooverer Fri 22-Jan-21 14:06:49

They definitely go quicker than they did when I was younger.

KitKat1985 Fri 22-Jan-21 14:11:23

Really depends what you are measuring by the time? A relationship I would consider to be pretty early days at the one year mark. A one year long movie though I would consider to be quite long. grin

Justanotherdayina Fri 22-Jan-21 14:20:07

I also suppose it depends on your circumstances as well doesn't it. Walking barefoot on lego pieces - a year- unbearable. But swanning about on a luxury boat, would fly by. But yes when I was a kid , a year seemed like forever, but now it just flies by, almost without catching my breath1

LuvMyBoyz Fri 22-Jan-21 15:14:41

I think I read somewhere that there is a mathematical formula which proves that the years pass quicker as you age. Something to do with your life stretching ahead of you when you are young but most of it being behind you when you are old. The hill in ‘over the hill’ perhaps.

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