Why does life go by so quickly? Seriously. I'm Yibo and am only a 17 year old ignorant teenager. I'm sure many of you all on the forums who are much older and experienced than me can impart upon me some of your life advice. I've been asking myself this question since I found this book at the library called Tuesdays with Morrie. It's about a man interviewing his sociology professor Morrie every Tuesday, who is dying of ALS disease, about the life lessons he's learned. The biggest lesson that Morrie learned is that our culture is too materialistic and that since we are part of society, we have this same mindset. We waste too much of our life on materialistic things - sports cars, fame, gourmet food - when these material things don't satisfy us. How many of us have bought something that is just lying around in our house? How many of us spent more time on the NoFap forums than with family or friends? ... or maybe it's just me. I'm not saying money is bad. We need money to survive, but we have put it on a pedestal and worship it like a god. Instead, Morrie says what we really need to be happy is simply spending time with close friends and family - the only ones we will want to see again on our deathbeds. One of the biggest ironies of life is that we all know that one day we will die, but we don't live or believe that will happen. I have be misquoting this, but there's a German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who says that we only have a concept to time because we know unconsciously one day we will die. We know deep down inside time is a limited quantity even though we live as though it is not. We all have too many obligations to deal with in life - porn, paying bills, tv shows, books to read, a job/school - that is hard to ever think that one day we will be dead... I'm a hypocrite for writing this because I know I don't reflect on my life enough nor live this way. You can read the book for free here (or just google "Tuesdays with Morrie pdf") : https://www.olchs.org/assets/documents/Mitch Albom - Tuesdays with Morrie.pdf I've asked my dad, my mom, my 50 year old highschool physics teacher, my 70 year old grandpa, and a random woman I sat next to on the train this question: "Do you think time goes by fast?" And every single one of them gave me the same word for word response: "Absolutely! And it goes by even faster as you get older..." What do you guys think? Why do our lives fly by so past? What are the biggest life lessons you've learned that let you live a happier life?