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(USA Today)   Psychologists say that the way you view time will have a direct effect on your happiness   ( divider line
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2008-08-05 01:43:53 PM  


/Hurts to end a sentence with a preposition.
//Time is the thing out of which we're running?

This is the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.
2008-08-05 01:44:10 PM  

Artmageddon: Time is for pussies.

I don't know why I found that so funny,
Perhaps it was the timing.
2008-08-05 01:44:29 PM  
Unless you cross the beams. Imagine that time stops then every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light.

/that would be bad; safety tip
2008-08-05 01:44:38 PM  
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin',
on a banana peel...
2008-08-05 01:44:38 PM  

bionicjoe: I view time as a countdown that gets slightly louder with each tick, until it ticks loudest and finally at your time of demise.

Does that outlook make me unhappy?

No, just everyone around you.
2008-08-05 01:45:03 PM  

Artmageddon: Time is for pussies.

Let me guess - you're late a lot. ;-)

/pet peeve
2008-08-05 01:45:22 PM  
Well shiat, I'm both more likely and less likely to lie, cheat, steal, abuse drugs and alcohol and do well in my job.

Sounds about as ambiguous as a horoscope.

I guess the important question to ask is: which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and quite frankly don't care.
2008-08-05 01:46:26 PM  
FTFA on my "High" Transcendental-future score:

Behavior: More likely to be Christian or Muslim, attend religious services and perform religious rituals at home.

Stupidest conclusion evar. I'm not religious, especially not Christian or Muslim, and I do not attend religious services. I am, however, spiritual, and I have beliefs about the immortal nature of the soul and the fact that the body is merely a shell after we die.

It would make much more sense for this category to simply be labeled as "spirituality" rather than a specific religion or dogmatic movement.
2008-08-05 01:46:33 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: No time thread is complete with out Time Cube (new window)

From Time Cube:

A 'Big Bang' for Academia.
A 1 day Earth = 1 leg horse.
A 4 day Earth = 4 leg horse.
4 quadrants resemble circle,
but doesn't constitute circle.
Earth more Cubic than orb.
2008-08-05 01:46:43 PM
2008-08-05 01:46:49 PM  
Ticking away, the moments that make up a dull day.
2008-08-05 01:48:13 PM  
Angsty Floyd Time!

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
2008-08-05 01:48:26 PM

Abe and Aaron's views led to their unhappiness.

/Primer = great movie, btw.
2008-08-05 01:48:27 PM  
Time is the only thing between me and the Langoliers.
2008-08-05 01:48:28 PM  
"Excuse me! I feel good tonight, because, uh.. well, I've finally got a goal in life, and that's.. that's what pleases me, is to be able to have a goal, and this is why I'm so happy, becaus.. it's important - the thing you have to learn, in having a goal, is not to set an impossible goal, something too high you can never reach. You gotta have a series of smaller goals, that you can accomplish, and slowly work your way up. And this is what I have done. That's why I'm so happy. My goal: right now, I want to be the all-being master of time, space and dimension. Then, I want ot go to Europe - I think."

-Steve Martin
2008-08-05 01:48:45 PM  

Raging Thespian: bionicjoe: I view time as a countdown that gets slightly louder with each tick, until it ticks loudest and finally at your time of demise.

Does that outlook make me unhappy?

No, just everyone around you.

That outlook makes him everyone around him?
2008-08-05 01:48:54 PM  
Parsley, Sage and Rosemary disagree.
2008-08-05 01:49:52 PM  
Time is irrelevant.
Until it's Time for Festival!

Landru Commands it!
2008-08-05 01:51:50 PM  
One chance is all you have
When it's gone
All you have is sorrow
One chance is all you have
Take it on
Like there's no tomorrow
Don't waste your time
Don't waste time

Time slipping away
Have to make the most of your time
You don't have time
Open the door
Somewhere in the back of your mind
You don't have time anymore

Unchanged intoxicating youth
Such an endless feeling
Those days
Are softly stolen away
While your head is reeling

Don't waste your time,
You can't waste time
It's time
It's time

Time slipping away
Have to make the most of your time
You don't have time
Open the door
Somewhere in the back of your mind
You don't have time
Any more

Don't waste your days away
And crying all night
Lonely child, lonely child
Hear me

Chameleons UK
2008-08-05 01:53:31 PM

Time is the fire in which we burn.
2008-08-05 01:53:40 PM  
OBVIOUS tag taking a cat nap or something?
2008-08-05 01:54:52 PM  
I view time with a smelloscope.
2008-08-05 01:54:57 PM  

poopalacarte: Ok. No timecube yet?

/farkers = slipping

Dude, it just IS. You don't have 'reference' it like some flavor of the month lolcat. Timecube doesn't need your references from the evil and stupid world of 24 hour one-day lies.
2008-08-05 01:55:09 PM  
time cube thread!

YOU destroyed the village.
YOU are your own poison.
YOU must seek time cube.

/what village??? are there even villages anymore??? if so, i had nothing to do with any of their destruction.

//surprised at the amount of KLF knowledge!
2008-08-05 01:55:15 PM  

tomakaze: hashing out differing veiws on "time"

If you're here, and I'm here, doesn't that make it OUR time?
2008-08-05 01:55:31 PM  
This thread is why I love FARK and FARKers so much...
2008-08-05 01:55:31 PM

. . . and time can do so much . . .

sometimes time doesn't heal, no not at all, just stands still
2008-08-05 01:55:32 PM  
Zimbardo's a pretty big name.

Anyone who's ever taken a sociology or psych class has probably studied some of his work.
2008-08-05 01:55:37 PM  
Do you know how long a year takes when it's going away?' Dunbar repeated to Clevinger. 'This long.' He snapped his fingers. 'A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of fresh air. Today you're an old man.'

'Old?' asking Clevinger with surprise. 'What are you talking about?'


'I'm not old.'

'You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow time down?' Dunbar was almost angry when he finished.
2008-08-05 01:56:31 PM  
I avoid Time Burglers at all costs. High maintenance people they are.
2008-08-05 01:56:52 PM  
Try not to hurry, it's just not your worry.
Leave it to those all caught up in time.

You got to deep-six your wristwatch, you got to try and understand,
The time it seems to capture is just the movement of its hands.
2008-08-05 01:57:13 PM  

blazemongr: Raging Thespian: bionicjoe: I view time as a countdown that gets slightly louder with each tick, until it ticks loudest and finally at your time of demise.

Does that outlook make me unhappy?

No, just everyone around you.

That outlook makes him everyone around him?

ummmm, Thursday.
2008-08-05 01:57:22 PM  
2008-08-05 01:59:23 PM  
I first read this as Proctologists say. Same thing actually. My last psychologist said I had a shiatty outlook on life.
2008-08-05 01:59:37 PM  
I got a virus or trojan when opening this site. Beware!
2008-08-05 02:02:05 PM

/ Flies
// Bandits
// Wounds all heals
2008-08-05 02:02:54 PM  
Their little test is total bullshiat. It said I was likely to be christian or muslim. I laughed and stuck another needle in the obama doll.
2008-08-05 02:03:24 PM  

Brainwash: Agrees.

My favorite Doctor.
2008-08-05 02:03:58 PM  
Q: What would happen if the speed of light were only sixty miles per hour?

A: As we approach the speed of light, the aging process slows down. So, if
the speed of light were sixty miles per hour, we would have even more
people speeding, especially older people trying to stay young. As a matter
of fact, physics would demand that we go faster than the speed of
light. The safest thing is to drive at a steady sixty to keep time and the
highway patrol off our necks. Airplanes would become obsolete in this slow
light world, because you would be going so fast, relatively speaking, that
you'd be back before you even left. This would make business trips
unnecessary and lead to economic collapse. So, to answer your question,
life, if the speed of light were sixty miles per hour, would be youthful,
fast, and dark. -- Ask Dr. Science
2008-08-05 02:04:54 PM  
So if you view time as fleeting, will madness take its toll?
2008-08-05 02:05:33 PM  

xanadian: EsteeFlwrPot: especially slow during sex

Make those 3 minutes seem more like 3 hours, eh? :D

Funny... I feel the complete opposite of that.

Actually, I find time to be a flaming warp speed flying entity with no brakes and driving by someone with anger issues.

I have a terrible concept of time and I feel that life is flashing before my eyes.

I can't remember a lot of my life, as if all the unimportant stuff wasn't worth storing in my memory, but at the same time, I still feel the same from a few days ago, as I do from when I was 4-5 years old.

I guess you could say that I live in the "NOW", but dang... the stress of how fast things are going, and the fact that I feel like I blink and days have gone by.

I do find that I have a bit of a separation concerning perception of time when it comes to many things.

Stressful? quite a bit as I try not to be a procrastinator, but no matter what, I never seem to have the time to do the things I want to get done, etc.

I honestly wonder if others "feel" time this way, as it seriously sucks.

But one thing is certain, I don't recall ever being bored. But then again, the life I've had... people have told me repeatedly to write a book about it.
2008-08-05 02:06:24 PM  

pjc51: I personally view time in chunks of 26 minutes after which I have to be at the gym.

I had food in my mouth when I read that. I now have food everywhere. but what's worse is that now I also have some crappy 80's culture club song stuck in my head.
2008-08-05 02:10:01 PM  
Who has time? But zen if we never take time, how can we ever have time?
2008-08-05 02:12:41 PM  
The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever.

When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in bad condition in the particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is "So it goes."

\so it goes
2008-08-05 02:12:41 PM  
I'm 24 years old and my best days are already behind me. Quit griping you rotten bastards.
2008-08-05 02:15:35 PM
Om Nom Nom Nom
2008-08-05 02:16:37 PM  
Out of love out of mind
Out of food out of time
Those who live do not care
A taste of war a taste of death
Live for the cross it has been said
But in the end aren't we all dead?

Death has come from 'cross the sea now realize reality

Time out of mind, carnage butchery
Leaving life behind lethal tendencies

Those who rest, the kiss of death
As upon most every face
Feel the fire from the sky to diminish the human race

There lies no one here but me bloody bodies in the debris
Before I breathe my final breath peer into the face of death
2008-08-05 02:17:40 PM  
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
2008-08-05 02:17:56 PM  
Summer's going fast, nights growing colder
Children growing up, old friends growing older
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each impression a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away...
The innocence slips away
Time Stand Still.

/always time for RUSH
2008-08-05 02:20:31 PM  

profplump: / Flies
// Bandits
// Wounds all heals

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