Monday, April 12, 2010
Time. Volume 1.
Not too long ago, a conversation arose from some real talk I was having with a friend. The conversation was about time. More specifically, the past, present and future. Someone had brought up certain facts about all three: past, present, and future. The past is history. Everyone we know has a history. All that we know (in this universe) has a beginning and an end. A start and a finish. The past is not infinite, and never will be. The past is constantly growing, every single moment. This is how the future and past are connected. The future, for all we know is infinite, like space. We have no knowledge of knowing how long we are going to live. Everything that takes place, was once in the future, already set, just being awaited to take place. Then it immediately is the past. For instance, the next word I am going to write is this word right here. I was going to write that sentence all along, but now that I wrote it, it is permanent. Forever in the past. So, with this vast connection between the future and the past, a question arises. Where does the present come in? We give the present way too much credit. Most of the time, we consider the present to be a large portion of time, like the year 2010. But that is a lot of time, a lot of future and past. A lot of things awaiting to happen and a lot of things that have happened and are forever unchanged. We could also consider the present time to be like what we do in specific moments. Like reading a book or listening to a song or driving to the market. Where in reality, we aren't actually driving a car until we drive the car. The act of driving a car consists of walking to it, unlocking the door, opening it, getting inside, etc. So many acts overlooked because the present is divided into moments right? Wait, so what's the point? The point is that the present could be considered inexistent. Everything has a past, constantly growing its history, every second, microsecond, and nanosecond. Everything has a future, allowing history to be constantly written, with a direct change from future to past.