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(USA Today)   Psychologists say that the way you view time will have a direct effect on your happiness   (usatoday.com) divider line 188
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2008-08-05 02:20:51 PM  
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
 
2008-08-05 02:25:43 PM  
i drew on paper a little bit, and i think i understand the Time Cube. what i don't get is what we're supposed to do with it.
 
2008-08-05 02:25:57 PM  
Bartleby the Scrivener: 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


thank you for that....one of the wisest humans to walk this earth. rip kilgore.
 
2008-08-05 02:27:02 PM  
...when I Googled "all-being, master of time, space and dimension" to find the SM quote, as an aside I was disconcerted to find that there are no openings for such a position on Yahoo jobs... Which leads me to think there once was such a vacancy posted on Yahoo jobs?
 
2008-08-05 02:28:09 PM  
Personally, I like JS Mill's view on Happiness far better than anything chrono-related.

"Ask yourself if you are happy and you cease to be so." - John Stuart Mill
 
2008-08-05 02:29:40 PM  
You wouldn't believe a scientist who measures temperature by sticking his hand in a solution, so why do people listen to doctors who claim to know what's wrong with people from talking to them?
 
2008-08-05 02:32:03 PM  
Don't put your head on my shoulder
Sink me in a river of tears
This could be the best place yet
But you must overcome your fears


In time we could've been so much more
But time is precious I know
In time we could've been so much more
The time has nothing to show
because...
Time won't give me time
And time makes lovers feel
Like they've got something real
But you and me we know
We got nothing
but time
And time won't give me time
Won't give me time


Don't make me feel any colder
Time is like a clock in my heart
Touch we touch was the heat too much
I felt I lost you from the start


In time we could've been so much more
But time is precious I know
In time we could've been so much more
The time has nothing to show because
Time won't give me time
And time makes lovers feel
Like they've got something real
But you and me we know
We've got nothing but time
And time won't give me time
Won't give me time


// First verse same as the first...you know you want to sing it!
 
2008-08-05 02:33:21 PM  
somebody help... i understand timecube's math, but i don't understand the application.
 
2008-08-05 02:33:22 PM  
Ral: 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.


I scored low in this category and received precisely the same message as you. There is no alternative. High, Medium, and Low all yield the same results for this category. Apparently, we are all Christians and Muslims no matter how we feel.

It would make much more sense for this category to simply be labeled as "bullshiat" rather than a specific religion or dogmatic movement.
 
2008-08-05 02:33:41 PM  
www.wesleyjsmith.com

Has been saying this for years

/hotlinked
 
2008-08-05 02:35:15 PM  
Well according to their little test:

I am more likely to do good in school. (Yay)
I am more likely to do bad in school. (Wait.. what?)
I am more likely to gamble and do drugs than exercise. (I do the opposite)
I am more likely to be Christian or Muslim and attend religious services weekly. (I'm atheist)
 
2008-08-05 02:35:52 PM  
I, for one, have searched through every open door.
 
2008-08-05 02:36:28 PM  
Boners McNasty: You wouldn't believe a scientist who measures temperature by sticking his hand in a solution, so why do people listen to doctors who claim to know what's wrong with people from talking to them?

the same reason i wouldn't talk to a scientist about sorrow if he only wanted to count my tears.
 
2008-08-05 02:39:02 PM  
Time is an illusion, Fark.com doubly so.
 
2008-08-05 02:39:13 PM  
blazemongr: Time is the fire in which we burn. ~Delmore Schwartz,

Jean Luc Picard FTW
 
2008-08-05 02:40:01 PM  
SherKhan: bloobeary:

I have a TARDIS.

It has been said that time is money. Time is not money. Time is our perception of existence and events through a linear dimension that seems to inexorably and exclusively move from the past through the present into the future. However from the nonlinear non-subjective viewpoint, it's a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.


Blink is the episode that just recently got me watching Dr. Who. I can't believe I missed it all this time. I have a lot of catching up to do.
 
2008-08-05 02:42:02 PM  
fatal_exception: I avoid Time Burglers at all costs.

Hey, I'm not a 'time burglar.'
 
2008-08-05 02:42:42 PM  
timujin: I took the accompanying test. Each category contradicted the next. One determined I was most likely to gamble and do drugs, basically live like a hedonist, while another said I was unlikely to do the same things. I'd tell you what this registered on my bullshiat meter, but I think the article broke it.

Came to say the same... What nonsense. I hope it was just some knob at USA Today that came up with that quiz, and not the professors who wrote the book.
 
2008-08-05 02:43:30 PM  
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
 
2008-08-05 02:43:56 PM  
EsteeFlwrPot: Time is what I want to go by faster while im at work and slower when im not at work.

/especially slow during sex
//oooh yeah
\what


You appear to be living proof of Einstein's description of relativity.

"If a man spends an hour with a beautiful woman, he'll think it was only 5 minutes, but if he spends 5 minutes on a hot stove, he'll think it was an hour."

/prefer the beautiful woman myself
//slowly...
 
2008-08-05 02:44:32 PM  
How much time to we have?

Enough time to sixty-nine.
 
2008-08-05 02:46:49 PM  
Bartleby the Scrivener:

the same reason i wouldn't talk to a scientist about sorrow if he only wanted to count my tears.

Like a tear in the hands of a Western man, he'll you about salt, carbon and water. But a tear to a Chinese man, he'll tell you about sadness and sorrow, of the love of a man and a woman.

*goes off the frets for the high solo*
 
2008-08-05 02:46:52 PM  
ZoeNekros: I hope it was just some knob at USA Today that came up with that quiz, and not the professors who wrote the book.

I'm with you. Zimbardo's research is world-class, so I tend to doubt that he would seriously endorse a twelve-item web quiz with all the face validity of my gym socks.
 
2008-08-05 02:48:58 PM  
Time is on my side

/yes it is.
 
2008-08-05 02:48:59 PM  
More likely to gamble, exercise, drink alcohol, use drugs, lie and steal.

That's a fairly accurate description of my behavior. I'm a bad, bad boy.
 
2008-08-05 02:49:12 PM  
psychologists are NOT scientists. mostly they're manipulative goddamned xtian pretards. just look at that baseless tripe "do you believe you'll be held accountable for your actions in life"...they pretend that stupid shiat like that is ANCHORED in something other than their own filthy lies.
 
2008-08-05 02:51:52 PM  
cartoon corpse: psychologists are NOT scientists. mostly they're manipulative goddamned xtian pretards. just look at that baseless tripe "do you believe you'll be held accountable for your actions in life"...they pretend that stupid shiat like that is ANCHORED in something other than their own filthy lies.

L. Ron? Is that you?
 
2008-08-05 02:51:53 PM  
SherKhan: *goes off the frets for the high solo*

ride that tiger, brah.
 
2008-08-05 02:52:18 PM  
isbat1: somebody help... i understand timecube's math, but i don't understand the application.

That's understandable. You were educated stupid.
 
2008-08-05 02:53:35 PM  
"Time is just an opiate for my imagination
It's been seven-after now, since the moment of creation"

Illuminatus, Veronica Blood
http://youtube.com/watch?v=198760097
 
2008-08-05 02:54:59 PM  
ultraholland: cartoon corpse: psychologists are NOT scientists. mostly they're manipulative goddamned xtian pretards. just look at that baseless tripe "do you believe you'll be held accountable for your actions in life"...they pretend that stupid shiat like that is ANCHORED in something other than their own filthy lies.

L. Ron? Is that you?


You're being glib.
 
2008-08-05 02:55:54 PM  
Pocket Ninja: In my view, time is that old woman who lives in the abandoned warehouse's doorway across from the 7-11 down the block. She sits there, gumming her lips and sometimes pretending to wipe the lenses of her red-framed glasses, which are too big for her face and don't actually have any lenses in the them at all, and she mutters to herself as people walk by on the sidewalk, and she farts. She farts a lot. On cue, it would seem, but perhaps her farts are merely unconscious reactions to the close passage of others. One can never really know these things. They are a conundrum, a puzzle for philosophers and godly men and men of science. Not for I. I merely glance at my watch, wrinkle my nose, and hurry on.

Aren't you confusing time with a pitiful homeless woman? Or was that the point, the poetry of which escapes me?
 
2008-08-05 02:56:09 PM  
Time is a human construct.
 
2008-08-05 02:57:35 PM  
timujin: I took the accompanying test. Each category contradicted the next. One determined I was most likely to gamble and do drugs, basically live like a hedonist, while another said I was unlikely to do the same things. I'd tell you what this registered on my bullshiat meter, but I think the article broke it.

This.
 
2008-08-05 02:59:28 PM  
cause its time, its time in time
With your time and its news, is captured...
for the queen to use.

didit-didit-didit-didit-didit-didit-didit-didummmmmm...
 
2008-08-05 03:00:06 PM  
This was one of the more depressing threads I've ever read on Fark. It reads deeply into peoples souls and understandings of the world.

Time is just a metric. It's what you do with your existence that's important, not how you measure it. If you are so concerned with finishing X before Y or getting Z in simultaeously while PDQ happens, you've totally missed the point. It's the fact that you can even do X and Y, or care about Z. Focus.

It's only when time stops do we realize there isn't really time at all. Just people concerned with others understandings of time and how we fit into other people's schedules. damn, that's a gross word. I'm not one of those stop-and-smell-the-roses type of people. I feel you should just be confident in your abilities before concerning yourself with getting Y done before X is accomplished, because you'll never impress anybody with X with that mindset.

Now go waste some more time on Fark.
 
2008-08-05 03:02:57 PM  
Piness.
 
2008-08-05 03:07:28 PM  
Radworld4: Stanford University psychologist Philip Zimbardo

Well there's the problem. Zimbardo is a complete and utter quack.
 
2008-08-05 03:08:14 PM  
busy chillin': 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


I think this phrase would have been more apropos, myself:

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
 
2008-08-05 03:08:58 PM  
I took the "time personality quiz" that came along with the article.

It was completely wrong, except for the 6th category.

A simple six bucket abstraction for something as complex as the human personality just doesn't work.
 
2008-08-05 03:09:55 PM  
cartoon corpse: psychologists are NOT scientists. mostly they're manipulative goddamned xtian pretards. just look at that baseless tripe "do you believe you'll be held accountable for your actions in life"...they pretend that stupid shiat like that is ANCHORED in something other than their own filthy lies.

Let me guess... YOU studied psychiatry, and YOU know what it's all about... do we know about Psychiatry? no we don't, because YOU kept all the psychiatry studying to yourself!

/cue the appropriate scientologist picture....
 
2008-08-05 03:09:58 PM  
shipofthesun: Time is a human construct.

Or not. How the hell do you know? Did you come up with that in a K hole?
 
2008-08-05 03:12:39 PM  
So like, if you think you are the victim and in a losing, no way out situation, you will always be the victim in a losing, no way out situation? Wow. Whodathunkit?
 
2008-08-05 03:13:00 PM  
shipofthesun: Time is a human construct.

if that's true, how does a cat know when to pounce to catch a mouse?
 
2008-08-05 03:15:25 PM  
SherKhan: It has been said that time is money. Time is not money.

Not so fast there. Think about how many movies start off with this premise.

X property is about to be lost, we need to come up with a creative way to raise Y dollars to save it.

It's all about the money, and when it's over, the movie has taken your time and buried it in a magic vortex where you will never see it again. Or the movie
 
2008-08-05 03:16:25 PM  
Time...yeah time is a crazy thing. Could you imagine if the people that make time happen just stopped going to work? And time just stopped? Yeah, imagine for a second that its the summer of '94 and everyone at the time factory went on strike. And time stopped and we're all just stuck in the summer of 1994. It would probably be something like this:

Whoa oh oh oh
heaven let your light shine down

/obscure?
//my first "obscure?" ever
///a bold move. lets see how this plays out for me
////probably not well
 
2008-08-05 03:16:30 PM  
"With time, beauty and pain fade completely away."

/personal quote
 
2008-08-05 03:16:50 PM  
Sarah Jessica Farker: shipofthesun: Time is a human construct.

if that's true, how does a cat know when to pounce to catch a mouse?


I would say it is more of a mechanism of consciousness.
 
2008-08-05 03:22:11 PM  
Space_Poet: "With time, beauty and pain fade completely away."

/personal quote


Except, it doesn't. Time wounds all Heals.
 
2008-08-05 03:24:28 PM  
Ummmm... your img.villagephotos.com article contains a buy-me plug in the second paragraph and is about a book co-authored by the "research manager at Google".

Seriously - this is not science, it's not even psuedo-science - it's img.villagephotos.com

But let's demonstrate:

There's one timeless truth about time: It's a major problem for people.

Sports is a passion, so he treats himself by attending college sporting events. He believes in an afterlife and says: "The Lord has blessed me with time here, so I'm going to use it carefully."

Marrow, the recovering future-fixated eye doctor, says he's relishing his own midlife shift in time perspective: "I'm glad I figured out that life is not a sprint. It's a marathon."


Ummmm... yeah...
 
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