Saturday, August 18, 2007

There's no such ting as time

There's no such thing as time. We invented it. By that, I mean time does not exist without humans. Time is a tool our scientists invented to help them measure things that move. Most likely time was invented to help measure rocks flung from catapults in order to solve the problem of how to fling them further than the enemy. Time is nothing more than an imaginary hammer.

So, what does this mean? Why should we care? Well, it's really very liberating when you think about it. No 'beginning of time', no 'end of time', no 'running out of time', no needing 'more time'. Can you imagine a world where there are no clocks? None at all, not even the notion of a clock? Yes, the world still turns, and the seasons still come and go, but no tick tock tick tock all around you all the time. Can you imagine that world?

Try leaving your watch in the sock drawer for a week. See what it's like. It's hard to really avoid time because it's all around us. It's on our phones, in our cars, on our appliances; it's everywhere. But, there will be moments when you will look at our wrist and realize you don't know what time it is, and realize that it's okay. In that moment you will feel free. And when you hear people talking about freedom, or read about freedom in books, or see films about freedom, remember that feeling. That's what real freedom feels like.