TIME is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience.
Time doesn’t exist everywhere…not in space, or even here on earth. To us, as humans, time only goes in one direction…forward. We can remember the past but backward doesn’t actually EXIST. The past and the future happen almost at the same time. Each microsecond passes as the future rushes in and moves out. Our memory of the past is there but the reality is gone,there’s nothing thee, nothing waiting behind us. We can’t go back to the past, or change it in any way. We can’t go forward either, which means we are locked into the moment in the most literal sense possible.
The future is anyone’s guess, even if it’s an informed guess. We assume, and take for granted, that tomorrow will show up and that we will be part of it but we can never know for sure. The thing is…physics tells us that everything is happening at the same time. Time slows down, speeds up and stops. But what is time? Entropy speeds and so time does time but cosmologists don’t know why. Things break down, things SEEM to move in a direction (the Arrow of Time), but what’s really going on and WHY does time appear to only go in one direction? We are always moving toward chaos, toward breakdown. But time can’t actually be explained. We can’t see it, feel it, or taste it,we can only see the result it leaves behind. We see day and night, seasons, growth, aging, death, but those are the things time leaves in it’s wake, time is something we don’t understand. As the above definition states…”Time is a component quantity of various MEASUREMENTS used to sequence events…” In other words, we can measure time, using clocks and the things we can see, but we still don’t understand what time IS, or how entropy has changed from the very beginning of time. Time, whatever it is, leaves a trail and makes us look at things in a way we seem to understand, even if it doesn’t actually make sense. Like a lot of things…time is just weird.