The only thing common to all animals, beggar or a billionaire, a kid or an old man is “TIME”
I know you have heard time is precious, it will never come again
You have exactly the same time as everyone else 24 hours a day and so on…
But have you ever thought or know what exactly is time and how does it work?
If not, you are in the right place, read it completely so you will not only start valuing time but also gain knowledge which most people don’t
Many underestimate time
Time lost once even a billionaire can not get it back
Warren Buffett tells he can literally buy anything in the world but he can’t buy time
So, let us understand the true nature of time
We live in a world governed by time from the tiniest microbes to distant stars, our universe is subjected to the beats of a constant clock
We know it never turns down
But, how can we be so sure?
How much we know about time is really true? Let us understand
A minute will always be a limit for everyone and everywhere?
Let me tell you, time can vary it all about speed as proposed by Albert Einstein
Time is not regular at all, it could be at different rates, time changes depending on the relative speed
For instance, imagine a tram travelling at a phenomenal speed, just a fraction less than a speed of light
According to special relativity, the rate at which time flowed on this speeding tram will depend on whether you were on board or looking in from outside
Looking in from the outside I sense that the time onboard inside the tram was passing much much slower
That’s because according to Einstein the faster the object moves the slower is time to run to someone observing from the sidelines
In other words, time can vary it is all the matter of speed
For hundreds of years, the time has been seen as fixed and immutable
But the application of relativity is so small that its impact is not seen in daily life
But this has changed a lot of things around like it challenges our assumption that time is immutable
For years it was believed that atom was the smallest particle until it was discovered that electron is inside atom and time behaves very differently there
When we enter into the sub-atomic world, our ideas have to be changed
We cannot assume the same common sense governing everyday experience
In fact, this sub-atomic world is so strange that time becomes chaotic
A startling discovery that emerged from the discovery of light
Light consists of individual particles called photons, know for their wave-like properties
I know you are thinking why am I talking about light whereas the article is about time
There is a connection
In an experiment, it shows that one photon passes through 2 slits simultaneously!!
In other words, one photon does not only exist at 2 places but also 2 times!!!
Time can be chaotic, still but along with all these vague things, one thing is sure that time cannot turn back
However, time can be hard to define but there has been one truth beyond doubt that time has only one direction and that is forward
After years of considering time travel as science fiction, it seems time travel can be a science fact
The blueprint for time machine already exists but the only obstacle on the way is the engineering
A machine whose deep secret lies within our microscopic universe
Next question to arise is
Does time have a beginning?
If it is true, then it means the world has an end!
Again arises this question
Does the world have a beginning or not? – different religions of the world have different views on it
Is time eternal or it isn’t?
But after a lot of research, Hubble proved that if the universe was much bigger then it had to be much far older
But how much older was still a mystery
Then Hubble proved the universe was expanding but from which thing?
This lead to the Big Bang theory
Once there was nothing, not even time but 13.7 billion years ago it seems that there is nothing became everything
When a tiny dot of infinite density spontaneously expanded, giving birth to the universe and everything within it including time
So if time had a beginning does it imply that time will have an end?
After a few experiments, it showed up that the universe was not slowing down but speeding up!!
There is going to come a time when the universe will end burning its last star
But don’t worry, it is going to take hundreds of millions a years
And then only black holes will remain
But even black holes don’t last forever
After that, only photons will exist
Until a coming time when everything gets distorted into indestructible low energy light particles
This whole chaos is the destiny of time
Yet this might not be the final answer, we may have time lasting forever
To some extent time is eternal but it came into existence at a particular moment
So, what the universe really is?
It is how our universe works but what exactly it is?
How does it control our past, present and future?
We can’t see it, can’t touch it
But without it, we wouldn’t be here
Space and time came into existence only after the Big Bang
You have heard that nothing can beat the speed of light, but the universe expanded with even a larger speed than that of light
Energy turned into matter and in denser regions, that matter clubbed together
These regions had more mass than others
Gravity is much different from other forces. It is bending of time and space itself
How does the universe work?
Space-time is like an architect, it shaped everything
Planets to galaxies, atoms to cities
Space-time is what the universe actually is
It is a hard concept to grasp and even harder to visualise
It is the geometry of space-time that determines how matter and particles move through it
Fluctuations in the expansion of space-time laid out the pattern of the universe
When two black holes collide, the energy released sends shock waves across the universe
By the time they reach Earth, they are so small and measurable
In 2015, gravitational waves were discovered
We can hear the change in frequency as two black holes collide and collapse
Exploring time is a big challenge!
Time is not something that just passes, it is a fundamental thing of the universe
Since Big Bang, space has been expanding and time has been moving forward
What has the most gravity?- A black hole
Then comes the twin paradox
If you have an identical twin, one of you stay here, another move to space near the black hole
You will notice after a few years, you would look old and your twin won’t
You can see the difference in time moving
We now know time travel in past can be ruled out but time travel in future can totally be acceptable
If you climb the stairs and move above the Earth’s surface you can see your clock runs a little bit faster and the opposite when you move down
There are sensitive clocks to detect this difference of time
Time depends on gravity
It is mind-boggling but a reality!
If you did not know the fact that clocks in satellites move at a different rate, the GPS systems on the Earth won’t work
The law of cause and effect
It is just like Newton’s 3rd law, every action has an equal and opposite reaction
Just like that, there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action, as a result of thoughts or actions derived from
If you do good you will one day achieve it
It is nothing but KARMA
Every day if you learn and do something good, you will become a good person as simple as that
Small consistent actions each day leads to an overnight success
Some people call Billionaires as lucky, but that is not that fact, only they know the hard work, grind and hustle behind it
But as per my very deep research, it is only 1% luck
When you work for a very long term anyone can do anything
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg they all slept in the office
Never took a leave
Steve Jobs worked 2 days
That made them where they are now, its not luck!!
Now, even Warren Buffett’s net worth you can see
He became a Billionaire when he worked hard but his exponential growth happened when he was old
So, you just need to trust the process, take the guidance of mentors, move and right direction without doubting or losing hope and things will follow
Want to know what is the
8th wonder of the world according to Einstein
“He who understands it earns it… He who doesnt..pays it”
It is a great equalizer
It utilizes momentum
It can create millionaires from average people
It teaches you patience
Lets you sleep well at night
It is your friend if you are poor
It teaches and rewards discipline
It separates the rich from the broke
But don’t forget compound interest is purely dependent on time
Finally, let me reveal something about
The snowball effect
It is a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger
The common analogy is wit the rolling of a snowball down a snow-covered hillside. As it rolls the ball will pick up more snow, gaining more mass and surface area, and picking up even more snow and momentum as it rolls along
Same applies to our journey in life nothing will happen overnight, it is a long journey
And since you have read this article till the end it proves that you are willing to win and you deserve to
Always trust the process, borrow on trust if you want and move ahead