9% of people have never been absorbed in a task they enjoy :(

Do you ever find yourself really absorbed in a task and look up at the clock afterwards to find that hours have passed even though it has only felt like minutes? I can’t believe 9% of y’all have never experienced this! This is one of the weirdest things but also super cool. I enjoy it every time it happens, it means that I was enjoying the thing I was doing so much that I lost track of the illusion of time.


I’m so sorry for your loss (?) Maybe a better term would be lack of experience. This is one of the coolest experiences and really drives home how much of an illusion that time is. I am sorry you’ve never enjoyed a task enough to feel this, but it’s super cool.


Honestly, what a great experience. Definitely solidified the idea that time is an illusion. Even Nature magazine has an article about it. Every time this has happened to me it’s been because I’ve been enjoying the task at hand so much that I didn’t even notice the time passing. Sometimes it’s coding, but that’s been rare nowadays. A lot of the time it’s reading. I’ll be reading a book at 9 pm and the next thing I know, it’s 3 am.

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