:-) Nah, I`d probably end up like that Richard whatsisname from Seinfeld, screaming at the hecklers.
Actually, though, Steve`s right about it being the ratio of time period
to length of life. Added to that is the awareness of external events
and consequences. When we`re little, we tend to live much more in the
moment, savoring the minutes, extracting as much as possible from each
moment. So time moves along slowly because we`re not aware of time.
As we get older, instead of savoring that moment on the beach, we`re
thinking about what`ll happen when we get back from vacation, worrying
about the guy who`s trying to take our job, concerned about
outsourcing, mergers, and buy-outs. We`re thinking about a million
other things, all of which involve time units.
We could almost develop a formula, blending the two concepts.
(Time segment / (Biological Age * 365)) / (No. worries * Sum of Projected Time for each worry to take place)
Suppose I`m on the beach for 6 hours (.25 of a day), and I`m 54.
First, .25 / 19710 = .0001 of my life.
Then, say I worry about getting a job and that process will take 180 days.
.0001 / 180 = 0.0000006.
So instead of enjoying the beach for a quarter of a day, I`m actually enjoying the beach for 0.00006% of the day. See? Simple.