A human being is defined by space and time. The heart beat is like a ticking clock. It will stop one or the other day.
The human mind is obsessed with time. When a baby is born, it has to develop according to a certain time frame. If it does not walk or talk at an appropriate time, it is unhealthy. If a country has not reached the standard of modernity, it is underdeveloped. By thinking about time, the individual is asking: What do I do with my time here? What do I want to achieve?
Fast food, rapid transit, short trips, high speed. The neoliberal lifestyle is obsessed with speeding up the public life. It is hard to find somebody who is not “very busy at the moment.”
In contrast, the self-help gurus are finding followers by preaching a slow-movement in the private sphere. Concious consumption, spend time alone, take care of the nature.
The only time without any speed limit or slowdown effect remains eternity.