November 14th 2013
“If Time Stops, It’s All Over”
“Just leave it for tomorrow,” my friend Matt told me. “You have all week to complete that assignment and you want to do it now.” “I have to get this done now. There’s the chance I might not have time later,” I told him in reply. “ You know if time stops, it’s all over.” I did not understand at first what Matt was saying. What did he mean by time stopping, is that possible? “What’s all over? Can time even stop?” I asked him. “Time is an idea that we see as something eternal so if time every stops moving, the entire concept of reality stops, and life can no longer go on.” I took second to take in what Matt had told me before eventually saying anything to him. “Well anyway I’m going to head home, I got work to do.” we both went our separate ways and headed home from school. When I got home it was around three-thirty, so I only had around two hours to complete the essay since I would leave at four to go to work and than not come back until after nine. Although as I stood in my room thinking about what Matt said about time stopping I at first thought maybe he was right that time can stop. I quickly rejected this idea and return to the reality of the situation. There is always time since time never ends. When we as humans say we don’t have time we just mean that we can’t do something because we don’t have any free hours on our hands to do that in the amount of time we need. Thinking about time I eventually looked at the clock to see it was quarter to four, so I ran downstairs and began to make the walk to the store where I worked. It was just another day at work, the seconds where simply slowly passing away as I looked at the grandfather clocks around the antique shop. I asked myself, “So if time stops will we know it by the possibility of the hands on the clocks not moving anymore?” I knew it would have to be more complex than that since that could just be a power outage...
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