By Maria Soto
Time for me is something I value a lot. In the movie Lucy, the character Lucy says that the only proof of something that lives is time; time gives everything a purpose of living. When I ask myself what is time, I don’t really know the answer. Most people will tell its hours of a day, one day equals 27 hours and so forth and so on up till its 8,760 hours a year. If you ask google, you will get something like “a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience.” That’s all well said scientifically, but in my personal opinion, I think that the definition of time depends entirely on who you ask that question.
If it’s someone under depression and trying to look with a more positive outlook, they might say “Time is something you can’t rush nor slow down; you just have to wait for time to solve everything.” Time is healing. If you ask someone that is a young adult, you get all different kinds of answers; just from the fact that they are learning how to live independently. I’m personally most interested in elderly perspective, people that already lived long years and know what the world is. Time for them is different, and I really don’t know how to express it because I’ve never really asked.
I still don’t know, “What is time?” I would liked to have that question answered, but right now, my only purpose is to go to school and get well-educated. The adults that have told me that what you do now will affect me later in life. When I think about this, I think maybe they’re telling me this as what I study now will be my out come for later and I might not like it. Like a warning signal, look at what you want to be and study that to become it later. Although there’s a problem here, I don’t really know what I want to become. Time is ticking and with every minute, I just do school work. I really don’t take the time to stop and think, “What do I want to become?” This all ties in with time because time is what gives you everything you have in life. You need time to get things done, but to me what are the things I need to get done when I don’t have an idea of who I want to become? My real question is, “What is time and where will time take me?”