When time flies - an experimentSometimes you may find that time runs so fast and things change rapidly even before you notice. It may be difficult to say when time runs fast but I will describe a small experiment here that will help to realize the phenomenon.
Actually, the time has its own pace, it neither runs fast nor slow. To carry out this experiment, choose a day where you have very little works to do. On that day you have to sit idle at a place for 5 minutes, yes only 5 minutes. You need to close your eyes for the entire period of 5 minutes and you cannot set an alarm or ask anybody to notify you at the end of 5 minutes. If you are not habituated to sitting idle with your eyes closed most probably you will constantly remain excited and try to open your eyes to find out how many minutes are left. Maybe every 30 seconds or so you'll feel like looking at the time once. At those moments you may find time is not at all moving. Now, repeat the same thing with your eyes closed but with a little modification. You don't have to keep your eyes closed for 5 minutes but keep your eyes closed until you finish counting 600. The speed of counting should not be so fast but moderate. In the end, if the speed is moderate you will find that more than 5 minutes have elapsed and you have kept your eyes closed for the entire period by concentrating on the counting. Now just think of it. When your mind is absolutely idle, time doesn't want to move and when you keep yourself engaged you may not notice how fast it moves.