Punctuality and Prolegomenous Predestiny

Do people care about being on time anymore?  It seems that as each day passes, our adherence to the hands on a clock grows more weary.  Transportation timetables appear to be more suggestion that requirement.  Medical appointments can vary up to 45 minutes and still be considered “on time.”  Meeting friends is now set in a “time frame” instead of an exact time that translates to: “I’ll show up if I feel like it and if I’m available.”

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Why Time Flies

Why, to a five-year-old, does waiting a year feel like an eternity; while an 80-year-old feels a year goes by in the wink of an eye?

I wonder if the answer is a math problem.

To a five-year-old, a year is one fifth of life lived; while a year in the life of an eighty-year-old is only one-eightieth of time served.