An unchanged element of human civilisation is the expression of human skill or imagination through a form of art. Evolution played its role in human understanding, but recording actions and thoughts through art was what left a record of “know how” for the next generations. At first, the form expression took was in a language we all understand, imagery. Later, scripts were written, knowledge past on to future generations. We no longer had to start from scratch, but had a cultural heritage to evolve from. Eventually, we wrote books, we read the thoughts of other magnificent minds, we formed ideas not only about what we can see and hear but also about what we think is real. The human mind has gone a long way, passing on this heritage of depth, from one generation to the next.
Works of art are appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. A little bit before the dawn of the internet, children were often advised to write a diary. This helped them express their ideas in a literary way and thus not only reinforce their ability to be better writers, but also has a therapeutic effect, as feelings are vented, finding their way out in some kind of form. These days, weblogs have taken on the purpose of expression and exhibition, thus being a modern form of art. In here, most topics are philosophical. Abstracts from books are featured and short articles. The purpose is to ignite imagination and provide food for thought.
This is the time and the place to read, to write, to discuss, to ponder. Now, how is time defined? Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in an apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. Time is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience. Time is often referred to as a fourth dimension, along with three spatial dimensions.
Time has long been an important subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars.
The importance of time is that, through time we learn. We learn to adapt, to develop and to cope. As a child, our perception is raw, our emotions fragile, our mind volatile. As we grow, through trial and error, we witness ways in which our personality can be shaped into a variety of forms and we gradually select what suits our character the most. We shape our personality and perception through time and instances. We form an idea of who we want to be, we try moving towards that directions, we observe our self responding to circumstances, we learn more about the psychological mechanisms in place, we learn to cope within the social context we are given and eventually become who we are.