The Believer Interview With Harold Ramis
- HR: I can’t tell you how many people have told me, “When I go to the movies, I don’t want to think.”
- BLVR: Does that offend you as a filmmaker?
- HR: It offends me as a human being. Why wouldn’t you want to think? What does that mean? Why not just shoot yourself in the fucking head?
Q:What are you preferred gender pronouns?
The symmetry of clocks lulls us into believing that time is a fixed commodity, but studies indicate that’s not the way it’s experienced. Time speeds up as we age. And the older you get, the more quickly it appears to vanish.
Editor’s note: Speaking from experience — the only way to slow down time is to break routine of every day life and create new memories. It forces the brain work harder to fit the new experiences into a pattern it can’t find; it trips up the “time-compression algorithm” of an adult brain, giving us an expended sense of time. This is most effective when packing as many unscheduled events as possible in a short stretch of time.
Easier said than done (creating new memories becomes harder as you grow old; fewer and fewer things will seem truly ‘new’…) but there you have it: the secret to slowing down time in your busy adult life.
Source: Fast Company