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  • Part of it is personal behavior, part of it is biological wiring, part of it is cultural/environmental. There is an excellent book about this topic called The Geography of Time. http://www.amazon.com/Geography-Time-Misadventures-Psychologist-Differently/dp/0465026427/
  • Differing levels of insanity. "Past, present and future" is the way man CONCEPTUALIZES his environment. The truth of the matter is... ...NOW is all there IS. All else is illusion.
  • There are a number of factors, including hormones within our body, that change our perception of time. This includes adrenaline - a surge of adrenaline can make it seem like things are happening in slow motion.
  • Being unhappy in life- all time seems to go by very slowly for me personally (except for sleep, and lately it's very hard for me to stay asleep). +4
  • Because some people are clock watchers, and others aren't. :-)
  • A lot of things. Busy/bored. Young/old. Internal clock. And, actually I've read that heart rate affects your perception of time passing.
  • To quote Einstein: "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.”
  • At good times it seems to move fast and time refuses to move when your sad or upset

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