the speed of an opinion

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Why Life Seems to Speed Up As We Age

One common belief is that 1 year to a six year old is a larger portion of their life than what 1 year to a sixty year old, making them perceive it differently.

A more scientific explanation is that the rate at which our neurons fire slows down as we age, resulting in our perception of time to speed up. But it’s not that simple; there are many reasons as to why this is the case.

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The Opinion Pageant

When pressured to give your opinion on a subject you don’t know much about, research suggests that you’re likely to just make one up, with little care about facts or logic. This is a better outcome for you than to admit you don’t know. Pair this with the fact that people don’t like to change their opinions and admitting that they were wrong, your hastily put together arguments because your new hills to die on.

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