If you see a movie were a ship is being devastated by a massive wave it seems to take forever for the wave to hit it's top point before it starts falling again.

But when I drop an icecube in my glass of soda it just blips and that's it.

But how would I experience that same blip if I we're an ant on a really tiny ship that's floating in my glass of soda. Will it also be a blip or will it have the effect of a massive wave?

If the last case is the truth, time experience can be measured by size of a person, which also explains a year was excessively longer when you we're a little kid.

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    Is this a question for physics or philosophy? – virmaior May 11 '17 at 14:16
  • Your register the passing of time differently for many many reasons. Time runs much more slowly for children for example. If you are mentally aroused, scared, or excited, time seems to run more slowly because your brain is absorbing much more information. If you are just going about your daily business, then your brain filters most of the information and time seems to run quickly. – Richard May 11 '17 at 14:26
  • @virmaior I wish it was physics, but I think it can't be measured unless we can ask an ant how long his day took. lol – Joshua W May 15 '17 at 12:33
  • @Richard That's true. I'm also aware of the fact that you can distort the way your brain experiences time with NLP and hypnosis, but I've never heard that your actual size can make a difference in time-experience. I was especially wondering if anyone else has tried to figure this thought out already. – Joshua W May 15 '17 at 12:33
  • I don't think it's about size.. It's more about experience. How we register time has a lot to do with 'new' experience. To a child everything is new, and the act of forming new memories stretches time for them. For example, an adult can go on a journey and not register the existence of daffodils, because an adult is already aware that daffodils exist. A child who has never seen a daffodil before will register them as a new experience, stretching time. Time appears to run quickly for older people, because there are fewer and fewer new 'remarkable' experiences. – Richard May 15 '17 at 12:52

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