Love is NOW or NEVER
The title of this post is taken from this song by Michael Learns to Rock, titled Take Me to Your Heart. There is this line after the chorus section which says “they say nothing lasts forever, we’re only here today, love is now or never, bring me far away”. I want to highlight the ‘now’ and ‘never’ parts of my post’s title. Both words have to deal with the concept of time, which is my main interest in this post.
As you may see in a lot of occasions, humans have this notion of limited time, i.e. we only have 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 90 minutes to play soccer, 4 years to complete college, one life to live for, etc. This Take Me to Your Heart song also has this concept of limited time underlying it.
But, but, but, what is time? Well, in physics, time is regarded as a dimension with second as the standard unit of measure and [T] as the dimension symbol of it. What interesting about time is that it can only move forward. If you imagine a dot on a timeline which spans from left to right with left being past zone and right being the future zone, this dot can only move to the right. Logically speaking, time is universal for everyone, i.e. one hour for me is also one hour for you. But, in physics, time is relative. Einstein once said, “If you are spending time with a beautiful girl, one hour feels so short, but being in a boring 1-hour class feels so long.” I am sure some of you may have experienced this kind of experience.
I am interested of what other people think about time. Do you see yourself living a short time life? Have you had experience similar to what Einstein once said? Or, maybe why we must consider/not consider a good time management technique? Or any other thoughts about time?
p.s. I came with this topic because I felt that it is so fast, the fact that next week is already a spring break, which means we have done with roughly half of our semester. Semester comes, semester goes. Phew. Oh well.