What Do We Mean When We Say "Time Flies"?

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The standard idiom time flies, or time flies so fast, often refers to good times. Time flies when you’re having fun! 

"Time Flies!"

The “Science” on Why Time Seems to Fly

It’s not just you. Numerous scientific theories explain why our perception of time may be skewed depending on what we are doing. 

In 1905, Albert Einstein turned the scientific world upside down with his theory of relativity.  Though the complete theory is complicated physics, the critical point for this piece is that time itself is relative, meaning that people may experience time differently. 

Albert Einstein

A 2016 study found that as our brains produce more dopamine, our internal clocks may slow down. This phenomenon creates the sense that time is moving faster. 


How to Savor Every Moment

✿  Be Present in Every Moment  Practice Mindfulness  Mediate  Stop and Smell the Flower  Pause and Breathe  Enjoy Every Day

Quotes on Time Flies So Fast

“Time Flies Never to be Recalled.” Virgil “Time Flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.”  – Robert Orben “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” - Earl Nightingale

More Quotes on Time Flies So Fast

“Time moves slowly but passes quickly.” Alice Walker, from The Color Purple “Time and tide wait for no man.”  – Geoffrey Chaucer Prologue to the Clerk’s Tale

Because we’re using the word “fly” as a verb, the correct usage is “time flies” because it’s the present tense form of the verb “to fly.” The word “fly’s” is a possessive form of the noun fly, the annoying insect that buzzes around your head. 

Correct Usage  

Time Flies, but You Don’t Have to Miss it!

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