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  1. Obviously, we are talking about a subjective sense of time in the mass consciousness. The instantaneous dissemination of information, new electronic technologies, and an increase in the share of the urban population due to the movement of the masses from rural areas to cities, from small and medium-sized cities to megacities, where the pace of life is significantly higher, strengthen the awareness of the increase in the speed of life in the modern era. The ongoing change in living conditions and everyday life, the diminishing role of traditions, and the break with the “ancestral heritage”also play a role.

    “The rapidity with which everything changes, the energy and pressure with which everything is accomplished, oppress people of an archaic disposition, and the degree of oppression is a measure of the discord of their life rhythm with the rhythm of the epoch .” Ortega y Gasset “Revolt of the Masses”)

  2. Time didn't go any faster. It's just that our perception of time changes over the years. It feels like every year runs faster than the previous one.

    We feel the past year by comparing it with our” absolute ” (lived) time.

    When you are 1 year old, it is 100% of your life. When you are 50 years old, a year is only 2% of your life.

    When a child is only 1 month old, a week is a quarter of his entire life, and therefore it seems like an eternity. At the age of 30, a week is just a tiny part of your life, and you subjectively perceive these time intervals as insignificant and are sure that they pass very quickly.

    The longer we live, the shorter each year seems relative to our entire life.

    For my 90-year-old grandfather 15 years ago – “oh, recently” and for my 14-year-old daughter? “it's' wow, I haven't been here yet!'

    So it seems to you that one year passes much faster than the previous one.

    Therefore, enjoy every happy moment, because in a few years these pieces of joy will pass faster and faster.

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