The Days Are Long, But The Decades Are Short . . .

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: time is passing more quickly as we get older.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:
  1. Blissex commented on Jun 21

    That’s a topic that has been documented over the millennia, e.g. Gilgamesh.

    The best summary I have found is attributed to L Tolstoy “The biggest surprise in a man’s life is old age”.

    I just did a web search and B Graham rewords it as “Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life”.

  2. kaleberg commented on Jun 22

    I’ve never noticed that effect. I’ve had years where time seemed to drag and others where it moved swiftly. Lately, it seems to have slowed down which is great, because I am really enjoying retirement.

Posted Under