Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002

Why do years go by so slowly for young people, and so fast for the un-young?

Here's one explanation. If you are 10 years old, one-tenth of your life took place in one year.

If you are 40, one year is only one-40th of your life— but it's one-tenth of a 10-year-old's life.

Older you are the faster the years seem to go.

Maybe time is slower for younger people because of the exciting things to wait for; school to get out, Christmas to be here, a birthday when they might get a bike. Time drags along when you can't hardly wait for something.

But people age 40 have grownup things to wait for, which come very rapidly; new property assessment, tax filing, another car inspection sticker, a kid's birthday when they're expecting a bike, school getting out already.

I my own self frankly have had 40 in my rearview mirror for quite a while. My age is clicking over now like a car odometer at a hundred miles an hour. To me, these commentaries come due again about every thirty minutes.

So best wishes from all of us here at KTSA, and I will see you in the year 2003, which in Brad time will be about an hour.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


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