Separate Orders of Simultaneous Time

From Nikola Tesla: “Time is not only perceived differently by different living things, it it used differently as well. If you were to watch protozoa, rotifers and the like in a microscope slide of pond water, you would certainly see that their movements are quite rapid on the one hand and quite slow, almost timeless, on the other. Granted, when something like a rotifer is able to reach to reach out to twice its body length to capture food, because the length (space) is so tiny, the movement is easily accomplished quickly: it takes less time to cross a millimeter than a centimeter. And it presently seems absurd to imagine that the rotifer itself has any opinions about the process, as it has such a rudimentary mind, being merely a fragment of consciousness, if that. 

“However, the point I am trying to make here is: as the rotifer is of a different order of size and it expresses itself in time differently because its spacial parameters. its experience of Time is not only different so that, like the mayfly for whom an hour is a lifetime, its different relationship to time changes Time itself. Oddly enough you can experience some of this yourself when you load your hours with too many things to do simultaneously (multitask), you feel more strained and tired than if you did only one thing and even more trained than if you did the five things separately.

“When you are working on something, Time is automatically and necessarily part of what the thing becomes: not only does something well-crafted lasts longer than something shoddily slapped together but its specificity, its relationship to the dimension of Identity, is more distinct; in a very real sense it has more meaning because of that distinct specificity. This has a lot of implications, from growing food to building houses, from forming lasting friendships over decades and creating ‘instant’ friends with the click of a mouse button. When you take care and time with something, Time slows; when you rush, time speeds up, and becomes ‘thinner,’ less able to bear the dimension of Identity’s weight.”

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