Wasn’t New Year’s, like, yesterday? Where does the time go? While the years may not actually pass any faster, our perception drastically shifts as we age, giving us the illusion that time moves faster and faster.
Birthday Week – In 1981, psychologist Ellen Langer conducted an experiment to see whether a group of men in their 70s could alter the mental perception of their age. Langer asked the study’s participants to mentally conjure an image of themselves from 1959–22 years earlier–and to try and behave in the present as if they were the age they were back then.
We speak with Isabel Allende, a Chilean writer who has given speeches about living more passionate lives as people age.