sâmbătă, 3 ianuarie 2015

The loss of time

Surely, the time cannot be lost if it had not been previously got.

Actually, we cannot remember when it was the primary experience of having time, so that we could appreciate that a certain experience is an absolute loss of time, and not only a loss of time comparing it to an immediately preceding use. Such a preceding use often is caused by other reasons than a thorough reflection about the best use of time, simply because we are not set before the time, but we are in it. We often decide to spend our time according to a view about our best future life, but the future is imagined starting from our past and present. Therefore, strictly speaking, the losses of time are in fact simple irregularities in following a designed way of life.

However, the real or absolute loss of time can be seized, but not from an acquaintance with the primary experience of time. We really remember the absence of time. Our body keeps into itself the remembrance of the age when we were not aware of time (the children cannot understand the time system until an older age). All the purer bodily experiences reveal the unawareness of time: sleeping, eating, or having sex. For instance, we eat during a certain time, but the time cannot but forcibly to measure or to put an end to the satisfaction of eating. All such experiences become blameworthy as losses of time only when we interrupt them. When they are still in action, they tend to abolish all the bench-marks of time. We feel that we could sleep, eat, or having sex infinitely (some compete in doing so), as long as it doesn’t intervene something we feel apart from our body, namely, the limits of physical capacities.

From such a primary experience of the loss of time, it does not derive any future project of using our time efficiently. Rather, we strive for making the active time so firmly instilled in us as the loss of time is in our bodies. From this point of view, any unwavering use of time could be interpreted as a loss of time, too, since it imitates the way by which our bodies reveal the absence of time. Thus, the old men often remember their active years as losses of time. Also, those who are active using their bodies in static positions become unaware of the passing of time.