now you see.
Yesterday won't be over until tomorrow
began ten thousand years ago."
"Bedouins can sit for hours in the
feeling the ripples of time,
" Time is concomitant with the physical world
but can not be pointed to as existing in a material way."
"Like the clouds in the sky
which are brought
together or dispersed by the winds,
the passage of time brings about for
men the union or
separation of associates and happiness or sorrow."
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
not the steam engine,
key machine of the global industrial age."
As gathering places grew in size
and beacame the center of empire it became necessary to find ways to distribute
resources among the people.
Rulers recognized that if they kept track of
the resources dispersed they would know who to empower and who to
People began to number the years in Egypt, Mesopotamia,
India, China, and Central America from the foundation of a dynasty introducing
linearity to time and divorcing it from the cycles of Nature.
artificial division of the day into hours (curiously, both the Babylonians and
ancient Chinese used twelve) and the Hebrew invention of seven-day weeks only
deepened this divorce, which has culminated in
the replacement of circular clocks with digital clocks, obliterating the last
remaining link between measured time and the cyclical processes of
The purpose of clocks is to coordinate human activity, not
The ritual of
smashing a clock represents a conceptual way of freeing the pysche from the
enslavement of time measurement.
"Life is short and information endless:
nobody has time for everything."
time is defined herein as:a series of moments
a linear way to envision
of, relating to, or measuring passage of moments
by which event intervals are measured and numbered
continuum in which events occur in irreversible succession
of moments necessary, available or designated for a given
activitycounting intervals of moments as
in : milliseconds, seconds,
minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries,
millennium, ages ...
Events which occurred in the
events that have happened before
Events which are
occurring as of the present moment are
events that are happening
Events which will
or may occur in the future are
events that will or may happen sometime
What is time?
"What is time? It is a secret - lacking in
substance and yet almighty."
Thomas Mann, from The Magic
It is as impossible to
comprehend the flow of time in the same way it is impossibile to
step into the same river twice.
In ancient Greece time was conceived
of as cyclical.
The seasons cycle, life cycles, the
moon cycles - an
ebb and flow - forever repeating a pattern in a cyclic
Hesiod , an 8th century B.C. Greek historian, described five
ages of mankind, beginning with the golden age in a remote past, where human
beings lived in peace with each other and in
harmony with nature, down to
the miserable contemporary age of
Iron, characterized by dispute and warfare.
concept of cyclical time was universal among those who thought on it.
Aztecs made use of a calendar carved in a huge circular stone, the Sun
conceptualizes time as cyclical.
concept of time as linear is derived from Hebrew tradition and consists of an
irreversible process with a unique beginning and a unique end.
Saint Augustine argues strongly
in favor of this linear concept of time in City of God.
Christian idea of time as an irrevocable process condemns the concept of cyclic
time as a superstition.
T.S. Eliot in Four Quartets conceives of a paradoxical timeless present, "the still point of the
turning world, " which has a Hindu
This eternal moment is
more obviously related to the
great tradition of Christian mysticism.
Saint Augustine, in
Confessions, asked, "What, then, is time? I know well enough what it is,
provided that nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain,
I am baffled."
Nietzsche stated that "all desire yearns for
philosophers of the
Enlightenment in the 18th century secularized
the concept of time in which time is generally conceived of as an endless process,
without beginning and
without end, a neutral course of
events, theoretically released from its old
connections with the planets and the seasons of the year, possible to cut up
into an infinite number of
past - present - future
Time is not a material
object. Time is an abstraction.
people reason about abstraction, they tend to
imagine something concrete that the
abstract thing is like and
then reason about that instead.
But we cannot create a concrete mental
image of an abstract concept
such as time which is fluid, perhaps the reason time analogies
Thinking of time as
either cyclical or as linear is incorrect.
Thinking of time as a
spatial dimension is incorrect as time acts on space.
We say 'the past
is behind us', 'the future is in front of us' and 'days pass us
People think and speak as though we were actually moving away from
a yesterday located 'over there' toward a tomorrow located '180 degrees in the
On a time line drawn by a Christian the past on
On a time line drawn by a Muslim the past on the
On a time line drawn by a Mandarin the past at the
It may very well be conceptually impossible to grasp the essence
our personal future
"To go forward you must leave everything behind,
and even though the past may seem to be persistent, lodged as it is in our very
bones, it is one thing to be bound up by the past, doomed to repeat it or to be
held back by it endlessly, and another to use it as a springboard for a journey
that goes beyond - to where, one can never know." - Norman FischerWhatever you are thinking, your thoughts are surely about
something other than the word with which this sentence will end.
these words drift through your bicameral mind your subconscious is using the
word it is reading right NOW and the words it read just before NOW to make a
reasonable guess about the identity of the word it will read next.
bicameral mind raised on a steady diet of film noir and cheap detective novels
fully expects the word 'night' to
finish the phrase 'It was a dark and stormy ...'.
As long as your
subconscious guess about the next word turns out to be right, you cruise along
happily, left to right, left to right, turning black squiggles into ideas,
scenes, characters, and concepts, blissfully unaware that your
bicameral human mind is
predicting the future of the sentence at a
only when your subconscious makes a faulty prediction that you suddenly feel
Your subconscious predicted that sometime within the
past few milliseconds your eyes would come across a set of black squiggles that
encoded an English word that described an emotional reaction rather than a
green fruit which woke you from your dogmatic
slumbers and revealed the nature of
your faulty subconscious
Your bicameral human
mind is subconsciously continuously making predictions about your immediate
local personal future without you knowing.
If there is nothing to be
concerned about in your immediate local personal environment then those
predictions will suggest 'all is well' and will not trouble the conscious
But we experience illusions of
illusions of retrospection and
illusions of prospection (predicting the
Perhaps it is only the bicameral mind that gives us the
ability to look backward and forward across great swathes of time - to examine
its own history and to imagine its own future,
to engage in mental time
Once we have basic necessities rational economic behavior
suggets we look into the future to figure out what will provide us with
positive emotional experiences.
Unfortunately our bicameral mind tends
to overestimate the emotional impact of future events while manufactured desire
pushes us to engage in economic transactions we believe will satisify those
Error in predicting future emotional satisfaction is
Luckily we have a tremendous talent for changing our opinion
of experienced emotional events in order to feel better about them.
subconscious cognitive process that searches for new ways of thinking about
past emotional events remain illusive.
It does seem to involve a
shifting of the emotional image from a painful or fearful position to one of
It is easy to forget an emotional
mental image captures only one moment of a
single emotional event.
When we focus on
tragedy we forget about all the other events
that tend to dilute the emotional impact of the tragedy.
"We may become emotional slaves
to the tragic event and actually attempt to fulfill our expectations of
unhappiness as we intensely focus on the occurrence of the
tragedy. When an individual becomes
emotionally focused on tragedy, or
any event that occurs contrary to our
wishes, we become clinically depressed. - Daniel Gilbert
a millennium from NOW
In the beginning,
in a non-existent galaxy,
a trillion light years away,
there was Nothing.
then SOMETHING happened !
not quite sure
what it was as no one was there to see what it was ...
but you know how it
is Something Happens !
- anyhow to get back to telling tale tales -
molecules collapsed upon themselves under the immense gravitational
roaring hydrogen furnaces come into Being
modulations spinning away into the Void
twisting, turning spinning energy
and COLLIDE and COLLIDE and COLLIDE !
enough molecular weight to create LIFE collects
electromagnetic storms energize the Primordial Soup and SPARK LIFE !!!
eons pass ... but they do not pass in stasis ... changes occur
LIFE becomes more complex.
Eons pass again ...
LIFE becomes aware of itself
LIFE darn near jumps out of its skin when it recognizes
and LIFE becomes afraid of itself and tries to hide from its
conscious the fact that it is ALIVE .
looks around at THE GARDEN it finds itself in and says to itself "This Garden
and here we find ourselves living a life filled with
never ending wonder at the turn
of the millennial calendar around 3
millennium after the Western Calendar system was invented !
The first extant
account of the successive ages of mankind comes from the Greek poet Hesiod's
Works and Days. His list is:
Golden Age - The Golden Age is the only
age that falls within the rule of Cronus. Molded out of the earth through the hands
of Prometheus, these humans
were said to live among the gods, and freely mingled with them. Peace and
harmony prevailed during this age. Humans did not have to work to feed
themselves, for the earth provided food in abundance. They lived to a very
old age but with a youthful appearance and eventually died peacefully. Their
spirits live on as "guardians". Plato
in Cratylus recounts the golden race of men who came first. He clarifies that
Hesiod did not mean men literally made of gold, but good and noble. He
describes these men as daemons upon the earth. Since
(daimones) is derived from
(daemones, meaning knowing or wise), they are beneficent, preventing
ills, and guardians of mortals.
Silver Age - The Silver Age and every
age that follows fall within the rule of Cronus' successor and son,
Zeus created these humans out of
the ash tree. Men in the Silver age
lived for one hundred years under the dominion of their mothers. They lived
only a short time as grown adults, and spent that time in strife with one
another. During this Age men refused to worship the gods and
Zeus destroyed them for their
impiety. After death, humans of this age became "blessed spirits" of the
Bronze Age - Men of the Bronze Age were hardened and tough,
as war was their purpose and passion. Not only were their arms and tools forged
of bronze, but so were their very homes. The men of this Age were undone by
their own violent ways and left no named spirits; instead, they dwell in the
"dank house of Hades". This Age came to an end with the flood of Deucalion.
Heroic Age - The Heroic Age is the one age that does not correspond
with any metal. It is also the only age that improves upon the age it follows.
These humans were created from the bones of the earth (stones) through the
actions of Deucalion and Pyrrha. In this period men lived with noble demigods
and heroes. It was the heroes of this Age who fought at Thebes and Troy. This
race of humans died and went to Elysium.
Iron Age - Hesiod finds himself in
the Iron Age. During this age
humans live an existence of toil and misery. Children dishonor their parents,
brother fights with brother and the social contract between guest and host
(xenia) is forgotten. During
this age might makes right, and bad men use lies to be thought good. At the
height of this age, humans no longer feel shame or indignation at wrongdoing;
babies will be born with gray hair and the gods will have completely forsaken
humanity: "there will be no help against evil."
"The US is the only advanced economy in the world
that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation." Rebecca Ray and John
Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy
ResearchBritain guarantees its workers 20
days compensated leave.
guarantees its workers 24 days
France guarantees its workers 30
days compensated leave.
1 out of
10 full time American workers get no paid vacation and 6 in 10 part time
American workers get no paid vacation.
The American worker with paid
vacation averaged just 12 days.
The average American male
worker worked 100 more hours in 2007 than he did in 1970.
American female worker worked 200 more hours in 2007 than she did in
The typical American worker sleeps one to two hours less per nignt
than his or her parents did.
"Very few individual workers in America can ask for
four weeks vacation. It is not only outside the benefits of their job but far
outside the culture on the workplace." - Ezra Klein
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