By Michael G. Flaherty
Time, it's been stated, is the enemy. In an period of harried lives, time turns out more and more useful as hours and days telescope and our lives usually appear to be flitting previous. And but, at different occasions, the mins drag on, every one tick of the clock excruciatingly drawn out. What explains this seeming paradox? dependent upon a whole decade's empirical study, Michael G. Flaherty's new publication deals amazing insights in this such a lot common human adventure. Flaherty surveys hundreds and hundreds of people of every age in an try and ensure how such phenomena as anguish, violence, risk, boredom, excitement, focus, surprise, and novelty effect our conception of time. Their tales make for exciting analyzing, by means of turns frequent and unique, mundane and dramatic, bad and humorous. A qualitative and quantitative travel de strength, A Watched Pot provides what may be the 1st totally built-in thought of time and may be of curiosity to scientists, humanists, social scientists and the informed public alike. a decision striking educational booklet.
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Additional info for A Watched Pot: How We Experience Time
In descending order of frequency, these themes are (1) suffering and intense emotions, (2) violence and danger, (3) waiting and boredom, (4) altered states, (5) concentration and meditation, and (6) shock and novelty. These themes can be thought of as the sufficient causes of protracted duration. In other words, each of these factors is capable of bringing about the perception that time is passing slowly, but none of them are necessary for the ex perience of protracted duration. In the following pages, a selection of data is brought forward as a purposeful melody of observations.
One freez ing cold day, we spent the whole day walking all over New York City, and we kissed on the Avenue of the Americas, outside a bank. When we kissed, my heart felt like it was going to burst, and the world began to swirl around me. 19 Peter Berger gives us a helpful summary: “Joy is play’s in tention. ”20 This Protracted Duration / 50 statement reminds us that we are dealing with transforma tions in the perception of reality—transformations that, by nature or design, rivet one’s attention to matters at hand.
Likewise, consider what transpires when a young woman arrives at an office for her first day as a lawn-care worker: Paradoxical Variation / 28 At exactly eight, I walked through the door. There were approxi mately twenty people in the room, all different ages and sizes. Each person (except for the secretary) was wearing a yellow shirt, neon green pants, and rubber boots. I was wearing a different color yellow shirt and dark green pants. I also had on hiking boots. When I walked in, every pair of eyes in the room was star ing at me.
A Watched Pot: How We Experience Time by Michael G. Flaherty