I don't think "time I wanted to start a conversation amongst this group of braniacs, as I have little formal education in regards to any school of physics, other than reading popular books written by folks like Stephen Hawkings. I was born with a strange "defect" (?) in the perception of time, at least in the core of my mind and perception of everything. I have never found, despite my attempts on many forums, anyone who understands what I am talking about. To me, the moment I began writing this post is the same as the moment I am typing X in this sentence, and is the same moment as when I submit the completed post, although I am only aware of the big picture after it has happened. My use of multiple tenses may sound like a typical perception of time, but it is an adaptation learned and now automatic. I have identified somewhat with dyslexics, but only when it comes to communication and language. As soon as we head into even basic math or conversations about tense, we lose each other. Most people, after hearing this, think I am crazy. But I have learned to interact with people in a very structured fashion. I tend to express it linguistically like an exponential possibility of words finding a linear sentence... I can't explain it other than saying a logarithmic curve, to me, is linear any time I interact with others, but I understand the curve in the past, or "then" sense. The best way I have ever been able to explain it to anyone (with the help of much smarter friends) is that to me, everything is "then". What we call the "future", at least the way I know it, is an abstract until it becomes "then". I don't really "get it" when it comes to the concept of time. I don't "get" everyone's death-grip on it. I wear a watch, but it is really just a tool to understand and interact with others. I have never been able to grasp the concepts of distance or speed, as they are all based on the construct of time. I can visit my parents, which I know are 90-120 minutes away if I drive following traffic rules, but I only know this in words so that I can communicate with others. It really has no meaning to me. There are thousands of examples of this. So I was asked by a friend, instead of just posting on general psychiatric and dyslexia forums, try a physics forum. And here I find myself, asking all of you some questions: 1) Is time REAL, or is it just the construct of the normal human brain? 2) How do we measure and quantify something like "Time" 3) If time is just a perception, wouldn't concepts like "distance" and "speed" be meaningless, just as I see them? 4) My friends tell me I am selfish, but if time were simply a construct of the human brain, might not the absence of time comprehension simply be a dormant gene expressed now that society has progressed enough to support it? Cheers.