Right before I entered high school, I was always told “High School goes by so quickly, so don’t waste your time, and do things while you can.” In fact, it seems like everyone says that now a days. However, this ins’t just some old proverb. There is an actual mathematical explanation on why time seems to fly by so quickly the older we get.
Now there is a relatively simple explanation for this phenomenon. Think of it this way; after your turned 1 years old, 1 year represents your entire life. When you turn 2 years old, 1 year represents half of your life. Finally, when you turn 17, 1 year represents 1/17th of your life. See the pattern? As you get older, 1 year represents less and less of your life, and eventually, time just seems to “fly by”. This could explain why our childhood seemed to take so long to complete, and when we reach high school and beyond, things go by quickly.