The attempt to tackle the concept of time is as formidable an undertaking as it is to understand that the concept itself cannot be tackled, yet that the attempt must still be made–just assuredly as time will never stop.

Time is a concept that engulfs all physical representations in the universe, yet only provides significance to those representations that are sentient, or at least realize its relevance. Through this phenomenon, my learned observations have led me to grapple with many physical and metaphysical interpretations of time. Recently, the most entertaining idea that has been under consideration is that there are no single moments in life. No snap shots or stills that can be pin pointed or marked truthfully. The idea that there is no real present moment is a paradox in itself. I’ll try to explain why:

One way to examine time is to consider the purpose behind its understanding. The obvious answer, is to record events throughout human history. Knowing that events can be observed by our senses–sight in particular–then one may assume that the occurrence of an event is the succession of movement at the location of the the instance under examination. This means that because it is known that nothing can be in two places at the same exact moment, then the object which is in motion is actually creating the concept of time. Without movement, the concept would have no meaning. These understood principles align with the idea that there is no present moment, and for this to be true it would mean everything in the physical universe would have to completely and utterly stop. This hypothetical situation proves itself accurate; in that, without movement there is no life, without life there are no humans, without humans no concept of time, and without a concept… no time.

Now that is an idea worth trying to tackle.

Andrew T. Ramirez

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