Time Vs. Timing

November 3rd, 2015at 06:35pm Posted by Eli

Today’s weird realization: I have a very good sense of timing, but almost no sense of time.

That is to say, I’m pretty good as estimating how long things will take, like whether I have to run to make the light or if I shouldn’t even bother, or whether I can pass someone ahead of me before the sidewalk narrows, or whether I have enough time to accomplish a given activity.  I’d like to think I have pretty good comedic timing too, but so much of my interactions are textual now that I don’t even know anymore.

And yet, on the other hand, I have almost no idea how long something took, or how long ago something happened if it was more than a day or two.  The only explanation I can think of is that it’s a difference between calculation and some kind of data retrieval that I’m lousy at (i.e., indexed by time rather than association).

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