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Why weeks seem to drag by at age 5 but fly by at age 35
No Caption - photo by Shelby Slade
When you are little, time moves so slowly. Days feel like weeks, giving you more time to adventure in imaginary worlds.

Yet when you are older, its the opposite. When you have to run errands, keep an eye on the kids and check in on work, an hour passes in the blink of an eye.

Designer Maximilian Kiener explains why this phenomenon feels so real with a new digital interactive.

His explanation is that each year feels differently based on how long you have been alive and how much other time you can compare it to.

Waiting 24 days for Christmas at age 5 feels like waiting a year at age 54, Kiener offers as an example.

As a 5-year-old, a year is 20 percent of your life, yet the same length of time at 50 is just 2 percent of your life.

To get a better grasp of why this is true, and for a stinging reminder about the importance of making the most of your time, look at the interactive here.