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PAST - PRESENT - FUTURE : ERCULEAN CHALLENGES LIE before the Heroic Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society and Nostalgia is not history, but a simple plane sentiment.

! HEROES ! : Rabo - Dee - Haleema - Sahar - Zilli - Saima, Lakshmi - Aqsa, Hussain - Shahzaib - Jordan - Ali - Vishnu - Salar - Jordan - Bilal - Haider - Hamza - Sannan - Zaeem, and Danyial. Are We Up To The Task?

According to research published in 2015 by the British psychologist Constantine Sedikes, nostalgia can be a healthy emotion. Nostalgia is a curious thing. In times of uncertainty, segments of a society often use it as a coping device.

The Seduction Of Unreason : According to the American historian Richard Wolin, in his book The Seduction Of Unreason, rebellion against post-18th century ideas of progress was not new. Pockets of resistance had continued to crop up.

Wolin writes that observations of classical 'anti-rationalists' - such as the  philosopher Friedrich Nietzche, the psychiatrist Carl Jung and the philosopher Martin Heidegger - inspired the rise of a plethora of scholars who began to criticize modernisation as being exploitative, mechanical and even violent.

'Modernist' visions were critiqued by them for being shaped by a 'biased' understanding of societies and constructed to regiment human behaviour. But this criticism did not really offer any alternative vision, as such.

When the 33-year-old Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel, Pope Julius II would impatiently ask him when it would complete.

The artist would reply, ''When I am satisfied.''

Rodin took 37 years to complete : Dates of Hell. The Taj Mahal took 22 years, two more than the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Great Wall of China took 2,000 years!

One could say that these were commissioned by the rich and powerful, but then there are the living root bridges of Indonesia and North East India, made by villagers for their own use, that can take at least 15 years to complete.

The concept of time has changed very dramatically. Time was once measured by the movement of the sun. Daytime was for activity, night for rest. The sundial measured the hours of the day. Most people would just guess the time of day by looking up at the sky.

Hourglasses, measuring candles and water clocks were some of the devices that measured time independently of the sun, Bells marked the eight daily prayer times for Bendictine monks and gave the name to clocks from the Latin word for bells - clocca.

The mechanical clock made natural time completely irrelevant. People started carrying time on their wrists, charging their services by the hour, using alarm clocks and travel schedules.

The clock itself was divided into hours. We still maintain the Babylonian system of twelve and its multiples. They counted the divisions of the four fingers with their thumbs arriving at twelve and its multiple, 60.

The quartz-crystal clock invented in 1928 by WA Marrison, changed yet again how time was measured. Quartz crystals can vibrate at millions of times a second, allowing time to be measured up to a millionth of a second. Races at the Olympics can be won by one millisecond.

The ability to manage time gave birth to the desire for speed. Until recently, when Covid slowed things down, speed was the measure of success. Cars are marketed for the speeds they can reach and how quickly.

We design faster air travel, bullet trains, speed boats. Employees are stressed with the need to meet deadlines.

Multiple Choice question examinations judge ability by the speed of processing answers. We are told of the wonderful rush of adrenaline when we ' floor the pedal ' in our daily tasks, our exercises, our educational growth.

Daniel Kahneman in his bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, emphasises the need for both fast thinking - often automatic actions, such as judging distances when driving - and slow thinking - deliberation to thoroughly examine the matter, to understand all possibilities, before making any conclusions. 

It may be as simple as parking a car in a tight space or making a decision about business strategy. Thinking fast means the mind will turn to prior solutions. Thinking slow allows new ideas to emerge.

There is a general perception that slowing down is wasting time or indicates laziness, while science suggests it is an important way to replenish the mind and generate new ideas.

It is possibly more productive than communicating at the rate of : 1,000, 000, 000 bits a second on one's digital device.

Art, even when a work is made at great speed - as Sadequain and Picasso often did - evolves out of a painstaking process of practice and formation of ideas.

Art and photography can, quite literally, stop time by capturing a moment. We are fascinated by slow motion images, as they allow us to see the details we would otherwise miss.

Here lies the value of slowing down - to notice, observe, process and evolve our responses, whether we are paying attention to our children, our friends and life partners, or conducting market research, writing a journalistic report or planning a strategy for peace.

We save time by making time. The Swiss saying goes, ''No shortcuts today, I am in a hurry.''

! Taking Time to Make Time !

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Time, Students, The Romantic Past and the Future, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Nadeem F, Paracha, and Durriya Kazi, an artist.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors, and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society - the exclusive ownership of every student in the world : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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