Stream of counsciousness about stream of time

Johan Galtung


"Time" is an abstraction imposed upon us by
physicists, bureaucrats and others to create
order. As when loud church bells, or minaret
chanting, created shared community time.
"Change" is concrete, empirical, intersubjectively
communicable. Some changes, like
positions of hands on clocks or ringing of bells,
particulary Big Ben (now under repair), and
subatomic processes, are chosen as representing
"time", carrying "time", even as being "time".
"No change" means no time. But clocks continue,
marking "time".

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