The Global Value of Time - Universal Concepts of Time
"Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration". Kahlil Gibran
Time is not a possession or commodity that is limited to a single nation of the world. Every continent, country, and culture shares the resource of time. Some people choose to use the resource differently than others. Some cultures seem to have plenty of time to spare, while others seem to have less and are thus more concerned with keeping track of it.
Some cultures have no distinct way of measuring the passage of time whatsoever.
“...the Hopi Indians of northeast Arizona seem not to have any linear sense of time at all” (Darling). In addition, developing countries often don't have the money or technology to support long-range time planning initiatives let alone research in areas such as time physics. What we concern ourselves with in this section is an analysis of those concepts which can be applied to every person in the world. Here one can find information on how different people around the world use time and how they save time. We will also examine how the phrase “time is money” has been viewed over the years throughout the world.
- Darling, David. “Soul Search: A Scientist Explores the Afterlife.”
Mind out of Time page. 7 Jan. 2007.