Time. A rather confusing concept of reality. The word “moments”, “past” and “future” are terms humans use to describe what has happened before now. Some of us treat time like a written book where everything is set in stone for us and there’s not a thing we can do but keep moving forward. On the other hand, others treat time like a vast universe. Multiple realities. Each of those realities are choices we didn’t make as of right now. Every parallel universe can be slightly or vastly different from right now. For example, that test you scored 50 in. In another time, you scored, 75, or 100 or maybe even failed the test.
Humans couldn’t grasp moments in the past. They couldn’t calculate time back then. The earliest signs of calculations of time was using the sun. You probably know it already. Yep, I’m talking about the sundial. If you didn’t know how it works, its rather simple. The sun changes position depending on the time of day and so does the shadow it casts on a pointer of the sundial. Roman numerals were used to count from 1 to 12. The Egyptians divided the clock into 12 hours of daytime and 12 hours of night-time (or alternatively 10 hours between sunrise and sunset, an hour for each twilight period and 12 hours of darkness). This is known because of various sundials from the period which have been found to be marked with hours.
To control time is to control everything. The past, the present, the future. however, some say ‘what is meant to be, is meant to be’ so changing something in the past to alter your future, leading you to a place with great displeasure. Moral of the story: If you can’t beat it, join it. Do what the clock does, keep moving forward. Time may never be on your side but you can damn well manage it for the better.