This Fascinating Short Movie Reveals How Our Perception Of Time Changes As We Grow Old

"Life is short. And life is long. But not in that order."

"[As a kid ] you run around so fast, the world around you seems to stand still," says the narrator of this fascinating film.


"Until a summer vacation can stretch on for an eternity..."

"... and you start to feel the time moving forward, learning it's rhythm."

"But now and then it skips a beat. As if your birthday arrives one day earlier every year."

Doesn't it seem like each year of your life passes faster and faster? For better or worse, that's the way it is. Or so this film suggests.

The movie, "Zenosyne" — an invented word for "the sense that time keeps going faster each year" — takes us through the lifetime of a person, analyzing how our perception of time changes as we age. 

The video itself comes as part of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project that seeks to name emotions "we all might experience but don't yet have a word for." 

This definitely gives us a new appreciation for our precious time — and a new way to express it.

Watch the entire video below.

"Life is short. And life is long. But not in that order." 

Now let's make sure we make the most of it.

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