Thursday, 9 August 2012

"William James wrote (in Principles of Psychology in 1890): “In youth we may have an absolutely new experience, subjective or objective, every hour of the day. Apprehension is vivid, retentiveness strong, and our recollections of that time, like those of a time spent in rapid and interesting travel, are of something intricate, multitudinous and long-drawn-out. But as each passing year converts some of this experience into automatic routine which we hardly note at all, the days and the weeks smooth themselves out in recollection to contentless units…” Life seems to speed up as we get older because life gets less memorable as we get older"
( Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything)