These statements are something which we often hear.But my question is
“Does ‘present’ exist really?”
Say, you are reading this now.. In fact you are not.. Since light rays take a finite time to bounce from the letters to your eye. Since the difference is infinitesimally small, one cannot recognize it. So when you read a word, you are reading it as it looked sometime in the past. Or each letter you read is in the past.
So how a present moment can be there..?
Or is it based on the perception..?
Somewhere I read like the “shortest time a human can perceive is nearly 0.1 second of visual experience”.
So can the 0.1 second time-frame define the present?
I was having this past, present, future confusion since my childhood. While I am thinking, it’s just NOW. But oh, no. after a moment it has become past. ..What’s all this.. Makes me utterly confused.
I donno. Am I overthinking?
Or is it like “Present is boundary between past and future with no real existence of it’s own”
I think I need to investigate more on time, more on Einstein’s relativity of space and time.